First and foremost, helllloooooo to all of my old friends here! It's been a long time, but I am always around peripherally and still enjoy reading your posts! I haven't done much soap watching over the past few years, though I keep up minimally with GH and Y&R. However, in my personal life, I have been doing a lot of writing recently as I prepare to release my second book this fall (shameless plug -- sorry), and the "stories" have been on my mind.
Ever since the news first broke about Kelly and Mark's potential "Pine Valley" reboot, the gears have been turning in my head regarding what other soaps this could be done for, and what other types of avenues there might to keep these shows and all of their history alive. As those of you who know me know, GH has always been my show. Coming up with a primetime spinoff was my goal, and it proved a little tricky due to the fact that GH is very much still running steady (though I use that term loosely).
Thus, I thought I would create a thread where we can all brainstorm and propose our dream spinoff or revival for our favorite show. I know threads like this have been done before and no, I don't expect any of this to ever actually happen, but hey, times are tough - let's have some fun!
I'll go first!
(ABC or Disney+)
Set in Manhattan, "ELQ" centers around the company's launch of a new cosmetics division, with their first collection ("Ageless") set to launch in the coming weeks. Serving as the face of the launch is none other than former Port Charles resident, famous model and humanitarian, Brenda Barrett. As it so happens, Brenda's (relatively) new husband, Sebastian Taylor, is the CEO of ELQ Cosmetics, a favor called in by the Quartermaine family after his career successes at a rival, established cosmetics brand. In preparation, ELQ throws a lavish and exclusive industry launch party for the premiere of "Ageless". All goes swimmingly, until Sebastian is found brutally murdered - right in the midst of Brenda's big introduction as the face of the brand.
Chaos ensues in the following days, and Brenda quickly finds herself in the spotlight. Dark secrets of their relationship soon emerge, and before long Brenda finds herself as the primary suspect in Sebastian's murder. Meanwhile, Sebastian's death leaves the CEO position wide open. Isaiah Hollingsworth, the company's VP, and husband to established NYC doctor and Quartermaine heir Maya Ward-Hollingsworth, has his sites set on the position. He seems to be a lock for the role - that is until the black sheep of the family, Skye Chandler Quartermaine, swoops into town with a vengeance (and a new husband, Carlos Avery). Tracy Quartermaine is named interim-CEO, ultimately burdened with the responsibility of choosing a successor. Tracy quickly dismisses Skye due to their mutual dislike and distrust for each other. Skye, however, has teamed up with Tracy's power-hungry granddaughter, Brook Lynn Ashton, and together they hold a dark secret over Tracy's head. This creates immense tension between Brook Lynn and her mother, Lois Cerullo, who is in town to support her best friend Brenda.
As a bloodthirsty battle for power over ELQ Cosmetics rages between Tracy, Skye, Brook Lynn and Isaiah, Brenda finds herself in need of legal counsel. Thankfully, she is able to call in the help of Maya's younger sister, Zoe Ward, who has become something of an infamous - and successful - criminal defense attorney. To make matters even more complicated, the case against Brenda is being led by investigator Gabriel Cruz who himself holds a mysterious connection to Port Charles and the Quartermaine family.
Vanessa Marcil as Brenda Barrett
Lana Parrilla as Skye Chandler-Quartermaine
Annie Ilonzeh as Maya Ward-Hollingsworth
Trai Byers as Isaiah Hollingsworth
Amanda Setton as Brook Lynn Ashton
Rena Sofer as Lois Cerullo
Jaime Camil as Carlos Avery
Conrad Ricamora as Gabriel Cruz
Raven Goodwin as Zoe Ward
Recurring Cast (GH Characters):
Jane Elliott as Tracy Quartermaine
Leslie Charleston as Monica Quartermaine
Ingo Rademacher as Jasper Jax
Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe
Anyway, that's just my baseline idea. Let me know what you think, and I can't wait to read all of your ideas as well!