Updated on October 10:
Former "All My Children" actor Michael Nouri (ex-Caleb Cortlandt) has joined the upcoming series as Xavier Lebeaux. "General Hospital's" Sean Kanan (A.J. Quartermaine) has also been added to the cast.
Previously Reported on October 1:
Viewers will recognize a few Daytime actors in the cast of the upcoming independent television series "Acting Dead." The semi-dark, zombie-comedy by award-winning New Media producers Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt follows Hollywood zombies and has been described as "Arrested Development" meets "Shaun Of The Dead." Readers will recall the project was originally called Blank. Production begins on October 12 with plans to deliver an eight episode first season that will initially air online.
Soap opera actors set to take part in the series include "Days Of Our Lives'" Jillian Clare (ex-Abigail Deveraux), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy Wesley) and Eric Martsolf (Brady Black) and "General Hospital's" John J. York (Mac Scorpio) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller), who is the latest addition.
"I've known Carolyn for quite some time now, and have always been a big fan of her work," said Bernhardt. "She has the perfect combination of wit and fierce glamour for this integral role in the story." Hennesy will play a mysterious woman named Dr. Ivana Wurshter, who's behind the zombie-actor producing company Flatline Inc. Beacock added, "Carolyn is incredibly funny, quick on her feet and will be amazing in this role. She's got the sex appeal, the comedic chops and an air of mystery and playful danger that's going to make Dr. Wurshter such a memorable character."
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