The hit Web series THE BAY returns with new episodes starting today, Thursday, October 27! “This season will center more on the Garrett family,” executive producer/creator Gregori Martin previews. As regular viewers of THE BAY know, Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Katherine, GENERAL HOSPITAL) plays matriarch Sara Garrett, mother of Brian (Dylan Bruce, Chris, ATWT), Marly (Martha Madison, ex-Liz, GH; ex-Belle, DAYS), and Peter (Kristos Andrews). “This season is a little edgier and there’s more glamour,” reveals Martin. “The stories move a lot faster and our focus is on central characters.”
There may be a wedding if Brian and Zoey (played by Taylor Stanley; Remy, ANOTHER WORLD) take the plunge. “Season 1 was about their engagement and now we’re going to see whether or not the marriage will happen,” Martin teases.
“Brian doesn’t want to lose his fiancée,” says Bruce, noting that his character’s encounter with Isabella may come back to haunt him. “He didn’t really do anything wrong. He was drugged, but he’s still worried about losing Zoey.”
New cast members this season include GH alums Jackie Zeman (ex-Bobbie) and Paul Satterfield (ex-Paul; ex-Spencer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE). Look for Zeman to play Sophia, the wife of Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster, Eduardo, ATWT; Robert, AW; Lionel, SANTA BARBARA), while Satterfield is replacing Joe Lando (ex-Jake, OLTL; Macauley, GUIDING LIGHT) as Lee. “Joe did two days with us,” Martin shares. “We’ll probably end up re-shooting his scenes for [our] TV [version], but they’ll be on the Web.”
“Sophia is a southern belle,” Zeman shares. “I don’t know exactly where we’re going with her, but she’s vivacious and fun. She loves life and her husband. Gregori’s told me some people are not glad she’s married to the mayor so maybe she’s an opportunist? We’ll see.”
As for Lee, Satterfield notes that his alter ego and Sara have “been married three times. The third time was supposed to be the charm. Lee and Sara have a tumultuous relationship. Even though they’re with different people they still have a strong connection. He’s madly in love with her and always will be.”
Zeman feels that Web soaps like THE BAY are the future of the genre. “People still love their soaps and their characters,” she says.