ABC is in early development on a primetime version of the classic daytime soap opera “All My Children.”
The project is currently titled “Pine Valley,” named after the fictional Philadelphia suburb that served as the setting for “All My Children.” In the new series, a young journalist with a secret agenda comes to expose the dark and murderous history of a town named Pine Valley only to become entangled in a feud between the Kane and Santos families.
Leo Richardson is set to write and executive produce. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are attached as executive producers under their Milojo Productions banner, along with Milojo’s Albert Bianchini. Andrew Stearn of Andrew Stearn Productions will also executive produce, as will Robert Nixon, the son of original series creator Agnes Nixon. ABC Signature will produce. Milojo is currently under a first-look deal at the studio, while Andrew Stearn Productions is currently under an overall deal. Michael Halpern, director of development at Milojo, was instrumental in developing the project.