Filming to begin for Venice the Series season five image

And so it begins.

Fans have been anxiously waiting for the return of "Venice the Series" since its 2014 season four finale. Though an official return date has yet to be announced for the popular web series, the show has confirmed to Soaps.com that they will begin filming in the beginning of 2016. Not able to contain their excitment, they tweeted:

The web series stars Crystal Chappell ("One Life to Live's" ex-Maggie, "Santa Barbara's" ex-Jane, "Guiding Light's" ex-Olivia, "Days'" ex-Carly, "B&B's" ex-Danielle) as Gina, Jessica Leccia ("As the World Turns'" ex-Innocencia, "Guiding Light's" ex-Natalia, "One Life to Live's" ex-Inez) as Ani, Nadia Bjorlin ("Days'" Chloe) as Lara, Galen Gering ("Passions'" ex-Luis, "DOOL's" Rafe) as Owen, Christian Le Blanc ("Y&R's" Michael, "As the World Turns'" ex-Kirk, "Guiding Light" ex-wedding guest) as Jake, Hillary B. Smith ("One Life to Live's" ex-Nora, "B&B's" ex-Dr. Barton, "As the World Turns'" ex-Margo) as Guya and various other daytime stars.

Soaps.com will update readers on further details as they're released. In the meantime, visit Venice the Series on Soaps.com to read past recaps and get reacquainted with the cast through our character profiles and visit the official Venice website to order past seasons on DVD.

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- Amy Mistretta