Fans of ALL MY CHILDREN got excited when it was announced that ABC was developing a primetime reboot of the much-missed daytime drama. But while the news about PINE VALLEY broke in December 2020, and there was a little more information revealed in February 2021, it’s been pretty quiet since then. However, during a visit to the syndicated television series DAILY BLAST LIVE, AMC alum Eva LaRue (Maria) promised: “It is very real. So it’s in the works.”
Development on the ABC primetime series appears to be continuing, although details are still scarce. “This is the anniversary of the 50th year that the show would have been airing,” LaRue said. “This is the perfect year to launch the very first ever soap opera transitioning into a nighttime drama.” Her enthusiasm is commendable, even if AMC’s 50th anniversary was actually in January of last year and daytime soap DARK SHADOWS was rebooted in primetime back in 1991.
While it appears that some stars from the original AMC will be making the move to the primetime PINE VALLEY, sadly, the late John Callahan (Edmund) won’t be among them. IN her interview, LaRue explained how they were able to remain so close even after their split. “Once I think we were able to really take responsibility for the things that helped dissolve the marriage, we were able to be best friends,” she revealed. “So it was really hard to lose him.”
Keep checking back at SoapsInDepth.com for more information on PINE VALLEY as it is announced because right now, even LaRue doesn’t have any details. “That’s all I know so far,” she confessed. “We’re kind of in the dark until we’re up and shooting!”
You can check out LaRue’s full interview segment on DAILY BLAST LIVE below. In it, she also discusses her craziest story as Dr. Maria Santos on AMC, her Daytime Emmy win last year for playing Celeste on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and the movie she shot during the pandemic, Finding Love in Quarantine, available now on PureFlix.com.