GH alum John Stamos' drama about 1980s soap life picked up by Amazon
Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017 8:07:37 AM
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Amazon has won the war for a new series about 1980s soap operas, inspired by producer John Stamos' early career as General Hospital's Blackie Parrish.

Before John Stamos rose to superstar status as Uncle Jesse on the 1980s sitcom Full House, he won the hearts of soap opera fans as General Hospital's Blackie Parrish. And the actor hopes to tap into that nostalgia of daytime's golden age with a series inspired by his early career in the genre. Lucky for him and fans of classic soap, Amazon has officially picked up his yet-untitled series for development.

Deadline reports that the bidding war for the drama, which chronicles the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 80s and was first mentioned in the entertainment sphere last fall, was quite competitive.

Said to be inspired by Stamos' 1982 stint on GH and described as "Boogie Nights in the soap world," the drama will "explore the colorful and often dark world of soaps as it follows the journey of a young man thrust into soap stardom, during a decade defined by Reaganomics, greed, excess, indulgence and materialism. As a newly minted teen idol, he will struggle to balance his family life, working at his [father's] restaurant and maintain his humble upbringing while navigating the temptations of sex, drugs and fame."

Stamos is set to executive produce alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The trio previously teamed up to produce the Emmy-nominated miniseries Beach Boys: An American Family and the TV movie Martin and Lewis.

For more information, check out Deadline's original story here.

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