General Hospital’s Tristan Rogers’ Reality Bytes! (Updated)
Updated August 16:
Tristan Rogers has left the anticipated web series he co-created. Making an announcement via Twitter, Rogers told fans, “In the best interests of Reality Bytes for the future I have resigned as producer, co-creator and actor.”
He later added, “I realise [sic] there is a lot of sadness re my resignation from Reality Bytes. Creative differences happen 1000 times per day in LA….I have other ideas. I have not deserted the cast. We will have another project.”
Updated August 5:
GH’s Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) has been added to the cast of “Reality Bytes.”
Updated on June 10:
“Reality Bytes” has fleshed out the rest of the cast with more familiar Daytime faces.
John Callahan (Dr. Baker, Days of Our Lives) has joined the cast as Stuart Leary, the leading man of the soap within a soap “Beyond Reason.” Former Lily Melgar (ex-Lily, GH) has also joined as Rachel Bennett, the mysterious Jerry Parker’s (Drake Hogestyn, ex-John, Days) partner in crime. Brian Patrick Clarke (ex-Storm, The Bold and the Beautiful; ex-Grant, GH) will play the head writer of “Beyond Reason.” Jade Harlow (ex-Jessica, Passions) will play intern Victoria Radcliffe. Edie Lehman (ex-Katherine Delafield, GH) will play Angela Rains, the wife of Trevor Rains (Tristan Rogers).
Updated on May 10:
New casting updates include, Tracey Ross (ex-Eve, Passions) as Alex Armstrong, Dana Sparks (ex-Grace, “Passions”) as Karen Walton, John Reilly (ex-Sean, “GH” & ex-Alistair, “Passions”) as Dalton Whitley, and Martha Madison (ex-Belle, “DOOL”) as Hannah Taylor.
Updated on March 8:
Not only has former Days of Our Lives actor Drake Hogestyn (ex-John Black) joined the web series as Jerry Parker, his son Ben Hogestyn (Bold and the Beautiful’s ex-Harry Jackson) will appear as Jacob Kaplan. One Life to Live’s Tonja Walker (ex-Alex) has joined the web series too.
Previous Reported on October 16:
“Reality Bytes” has launched a website to keep fans up to date on what’s happening with the project. Visit the site here to receive updates, like Tristan Rogers being cast as Trevor Rains.
Originally posted September 17:
Although we haven’t seen him on General Hospital lately, Tristan Rogers (Robert) isn’t leaving Daytime behind. He is currently working on a new web series that takes a look at the public and private lives of soap stars called “Reality Bytes.”
Still in development, this new project comes from writer and web designer Kate Lange, who presented the idea to Tristan, who in turn felt the story was “a balanced look at what goes on behind the scenes of a soap.” He furthered his enthusiasm for the project in a statement on his website saying, “It endeavored to address many of the elements that are overlooked today and have always been part of the soap tradition. I felt it was a good place to start, and so it evolved.”
Hoping to take full advantage of the web as their medium, Tristan and Kate aim to combine classic soap elements: character driven stories, rich histories, meaningful plots and multigenerational relationships, with innovative and unique production methods.
While we miss Tristan on General Hospital, Soaps.com looks forward to seeing his online version of Daytime.