Soap vet, Sean Kanan is bringing an upcoming digital series called “Studio City” to Amazon Prime. The actor, who’s known for his roles as Deacon Sharpe on “Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” and as AJ Quartermaine on “General Hospital,” will take on the role of Sam Stevens. His alter ego is an actor who plays a doctor on a show within a show titled “Hearts on Fire.”
The series revolves around the personal and work lives of the characters and that means viewers will get a double dose of the storyline in every episode. Other cast members include Carolyn Hennesy, Sarah Brown, Patrika Darbo, Tristan Rogers, and Scott Turner Schofield.
“A love letter to soaps”
Kanan is among the co-creators of “Studio City,” along with Jason Antognoli. He said, “Soap operas have been an integral part of my life and I wanted to create a project that reflected my deep affection for the enormous talent behind their continued success and longevity.”
“Each episode gives fans a double dose of the storyline by weaving in clips from the fictional soap-within-the-show,” he added. He referred to the show as a “love letter to soaps.”
The show’s writing team include Michele Kanan, Timothy Woodward Jr, and Lauren de Normandie. It is produced by Timothy Woodward Jr., Zeb Huling, Michele Kanan, and Leah Aldarondo.
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Kanan’s first notable role was as John Avildsens on “The Karate Kid Part III.” He then appeared on “The Outsiders” and then joined the cast of “General Hospital” as AJ Quartermaine. He received a nomination for a Soap Opera Digest award for the Outstanding Newcomer category. However, he left the show after struggling with alcohol addiction.
He then landed a role on “Sunset Beach” as Jude Cavanaugh in 1999. He joined the cast of “The Bold and the Beautiful in 2000 and left in 2005. After leaving the sudser, he appeared in various feature films.
His other film credits include “Chasing Holden,” “Sons of Italy,” “Jack Rio,” “My Trip to the Dark Side,” “My Trip Back to the Dark Side,” “A Place Called Hollywood,” and “The Hack.” His television credits include “Happily Divorced,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Kanan was also nominated for Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Daytime Serial in 1997, Daytime Emmy Award America’s Favorite Couple in 2002, and Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2005.
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