Here at BRBTV, we've been eagerly awaiting the debut of "The Bay," partly because we're curious, from a historical television perspective, as to how this whole web soap thing is going to fly, but mostly because of the three "Santa Barbara" stars who will be featured on the series, as we reported recently. (And there's a possibility of more "SB" stars popping up, but we can't tell ya just yet what our roving reporter Tracy has learned!)
The series premieres on Wednesday, September 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern on the LANYFilms YouTube channel, and will repeat that evening in higher-res on Blip TV.
The production company released some info this morning, including the formal intro to our beloved former Lionel Lockridge, correcting previously released info on the name of Coster's character:
"We are proud to announce two additional stars who will be guest appearing on the first season of 'The Bay.' Seasoned film and television icon and 9x soap opera veteran Nicolas Coster (best known to the daytime world as Lionel Lockridge, 'Santa Barbara') will make a special guest appearance in Chapter 6 of the series as Mayor Jack Madison, alongside soap stud Brody Hutzler (Patrick Lockhart, 'Days of Our Lives,' Cody Dixon, 'The Young and the Restless') in the role of Press Secretary Kenneth Allen. Additional soap stars will also be joining Coster and Hutzler in Chapter 6 to introduce a potential spin-off of 'The Bay,' tentatively scheduled for an early 2011 premiere."
It's certainly an ambitious endeavor that producer Gregori J. Martin is embarking on, and we can't wait.