Minx fans mourn as online “AMC” is put on hold

 
 

Sadly, the last time we saw Marissa and Bianca may be the
last time we’ll ever see our beloved Minx. 

ABC
Soaps In Depth reported
late Thursday that Prospect Park has halted plans
to take All My Children
online — at least for the near future. The production company instead has
decided to focus its resources on the web version of One Life to Live. In light of recent word that the company was
having trouble
finding financial backing
for the venture, the news isn’t surprising. But
that doesn’t make it any less sad for AMC
fans. 

Prospect Park acquired the rights to both ABC soaps last
summer and planned to continue the cancelled series on a new Internet channel, The
Online Network
. But taking an established show to the Web proved to be an
expensive proposition — more so than online advertising can support.
Concentrating on a single show cuts the production budget in half and, since OTLT is farther along in development, AMC got the shaft. 

So far, only Cameron
Mathison
(Ryan) and Lindsay Hartley
(Cara) from the original cast had signed with Prospect Park (reports that Darnell Williams/Jesse signed were not
confirmed by PP), but negotiations with other actors were in progress. Now all
discussions have stopped.

While I am very sad that the incredible coupling of Christina Bennett
Lind
and Sarah Glendening
as Minx will be no more, I’m even more frustrated that we didn’t get a
satisfactory ending for AMC. After 41
years of entertaining melodrama, we deserved better. As did the show and its
characters.

I suppose we can take some satisfaction in knowing that AMC‘s replacement, The Chew, has not kept the soap’s audience — and its
numbers
continue to decline. But that won’t bring back our show. All we can
do now is let go. And head to the fan fiction boards.

Thanks for the memories, Minx.

 
 

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