Michael Caruso, whose most recently digital series, Devanity, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy earlier this year, has announced plans for an all new online soap opera.
“Winterthorne is a family saga detailing the story of Miranda Winterthorne and her rise to power to control the family’s multi million dollar candy business. The audience will see that everything in Miranda’s life has come with a price, and that the terrible secrets the family tries to hide are the same secrets that hold their business together. Dark, sexy, glamorous, and a visual feast, Winterthorne will be a classic soap with light touches of gothic whimsy,” Caruso announced. “I’m also especially excited about this project because the female characters are the real stars of the show. They control the business as well as the family. I could not be more excited about the team that is being assembled. I am honored and privileged to be working with this level of talent both in front of and behind the camera. This is going to be a fun ride for the audience and we have all sorts of surprises in store for them.”
Days of our Lives veteran Martha Madison (Belle Black) has signed on to star as Miranda Winterthorne, a “powerful, seductive, vulnerable, loving, and ruthless” woman.
“I was ecstatic when Michael and Barbi approached me about this show. These kinds of roles don’t come around very often, so of course, I jumped at the chance. It was obvious to me from
their success with DeVanity that they were serious about making a top notch series, and this team means business,” Madison shared. “I’m stoked to be working with them.”
Madison seems eager to tackle Miranda Winterthorne. OF the role, Madison remarked, “Women are complicated! We have complex thoughts and emotions. We can be smart, loving, angry and powerful all at the same time for a hundred different valid reasons! Michael understands this and knows how to write for that kind of woman. I can’t wait to play her.”
In addition to early casting news Caruso has also enlisted two-time Daytime Emmy Winner Sonia Blangiardo to direct every episode of the series. In addition to her two Emmy wins for
One Life to Live and As the World Turns, Sonia also received a Emmy nomination this past year for her online series Tainted Dreams.
“I am so excited to begin joining forces with fellow Emmy nominees Michael and Barbara Caruso in bringing to life this exciting, new project,” Blangiardo said of joining the project. “I can’t wait for this new chapter with two very talented and kind people.”
Production will begin in early Spring of 2015 with additional casting announcements.