Sometime in late October/early November, I'll be launching my own updated version of SANTA BARBARA called RETURN TO SANTA BARBARA So far, there is no word on a final cast but the following have been confirmed:
A Martinez as Cruz Castillo
Marcy Walker as Eden Capwell Castillo
Also confirmed in the cast so far:
Jed Allan as CC Capwell
Judith McConnell as Sophia Capwell
Lane Davies as Mason Capwell
Nancy Lee Grahn as Julia Wainright Capwell
Margarita Cordova as Rosa Andrade
Leann Hunley as Gina Blake
Tuc Watkins as Keith Timmons
Nina Arveson as Angela Cassidy
Michael Brainard as Ted Capwell
Some sneak peaks:
--Expect a couple of major returns from the dead early on. Both of these people will have a huge effect on Mason & will greatly impact Mason & Julia's storyline.
--Don't forget it's 2006 now...... so expect to see more grown up versions of Brandon, Chip, Adriana, and Samantha somewhere in the near future. Samantha will probably be cast very early on, as I have big plans for the character. Look for her to become involved with Rafe Castillo, much to the dismay of her father.
--Kelly will not be featured in early episodes but don't think she's been forgotten. The plan is to eventually to have all the core Capwells in the cast together.
--Pamela Capwell Conrad is going to be a part of the fabric of the show from the beginning. However, since the role promises to be a pivotal one, there is an open casting call being held for the part. Previous Pamela Shirley Anne Field tested, but Marj Dusay was not to be found. Other candidates for the part: Carmen Duncan, Victoria Wyndham, Christine Tudor Newman, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Deborah Adair, and Robin Strasser.
--- Keith & Gina have been re-cast and are going to be taken in a slightly different direction. We're going back to Gina as an outright b.itch, as she should be.
--- Rumors are swirling that Sophia could be gone shortly after the kick-off of the new series.
---- Though none have been announced, there WILL be Lockridges on the show. We are in very serious talks with Nicholas Coster & Louise Sorel about returning for the Capwell storyline arc. But they probably won't come in to play for the early episodes. I LOVE Lionel & Augusta & think it's important to time their return carefully.