Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos to produce 'Pine Valley,' 'All My Children'-inspired primetime series
The married actors, who met while working on "All My Children," are set to executive produce a primetime version of the long-running ABC soap. The new series, named for the fictional Pennsylvania town in which the original series was set, is in early stages of development for ABC.
According to a logline for the drama, "A young journalist with a secret agenda comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families. 'Pine Valley' is the primetime version of the classic daytime soap opera 'All My Children' that explores all the secrets that come with the Kane and Santos family names."
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Ripa and Consuelos serve as executive producers for their production company Milojo Productions.
Consuelos recalled his first meeting with his wife to HuffPost in 2014. The two crossed paths when the actor did a screen test with Ripa, who already had a role on the soap.
"I thought she was adorable, hot and sexy and all that stuff," Consuelos told the outlet. "But I was very focused – I didn't really think I had a chance with her, so I wasn't really focused on that."
It turns out, he got the part and the girl. "We became friends really quickly after that," said Consuelos.
"All My Children" creator Agnes Nixon's son Robert Nixon, also serves as an executive producer for "Pine Valley."
"All My Children" debuted in 1970, airing on ABC until 2011. It was briefly revitalized as an online program in 2013.
Deadline was first to report the new series.
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