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Watch Sean Kanan’s Soap Studio City for Free!


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The Daytime Emmy-winning streaming soap Studio City created by Sean Kanan (Deacon, The Bold & The Beautiful; ex-AJ, General Hospital) premiered back in 2019 on Amazon Prime. But now both seasons of the show are available to watch for free!

Studio City centers around the backstage drama at the popular soap opera Hearts on Fire, particularly Kanan’s character of Sam Stevens, who plays Dr. Pierce Hartley on the soap within a soap. The cast is also stacked full of familiar soap faces like Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH), Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GH), Sarah Brown (ex-Carly, GH), Justin Torkildsen (ex-Rick, B&B), Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B), and more.

“We are all so proud of the project,” Kanan told Soaps In Depth back when Studio City made its debut. “Daytime has been an integral part of my life and I wanted to create a show that is effectively a love letter to the soaps while showing, sometimes in a comedic light and sometimes with profound drama, what it is like living the life of an actor on a soap opera.”

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Melgar plays the publicist of the studio making Sam’s action movie in the series.Studio City

The cast and crew of Studio City have been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards over the past years. In 2020, Tristan Rogers took home the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama Series for his role as Doc. And in 2021, Studio City not only won Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama or Daytime Fiction Program but it was also honored with the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Drama Series!

The 11-episode first season and 6-episode second season have been available for purchase at various streaming sites, but now you can watch the entire series for free on The Roku Channel and soon, Tubi! The episodes are short, so you can binge the whole thing in no time. And who knows, there may be more coming in the future!

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