Stage and screen star John Stamos, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, has joined forces with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, whose busy plate includes the December broadcast of NBC's Hairspray Live! and the 2017 broadcast of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, for a new cable series for Universal TV.
The series, based on Stamos’ experiences starring in ABC's General Hospital at the age of 18, will chronicle “the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s,” according to Deadline.com.
The new drama, the industry website reports, 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 fathers restaurant and maintain his humble upbringing while navigating the temptations of sex, drugs and fame.”
This will mark the latest project for the three, who previously partnered for Beach Boys: An American Family and Martin and Lewis.
Stamos, Zadan and Meron will executive produce the drama with Storyline Entertainment’s Mark Nicholson as producer. A writer has yet to be named.