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Soap opera alums’ new primetime shows and personal news.

Soaps.com brings you the latest updates on alums who while no longer on daytime, are still beloved by viewers. From new roles, to engagements, to an untimely passing, here is what has been happening in the world outside of the soaps.

Max Ehrich in American Princess

The Young and the Restless alum Max Ehrich (Fenmore Baldwin) will star alongside Lesley Ann Warren (Clue) and Georgia Flood (Home and Away) in Lifetime’s upcoming drama series American Princess. The show is created, written and produced by Jamie Denbo (Orange is the New Black), along with Jenji Kohan (Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (GLOW). It follows Amanda Lundy (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted wasn’t what she wanted after all. She stumbles upon a renaissance faire where she experiences an unexpected awakening, leading her to leave everything she thought she cared about behind. At the faire, Amanda develops new friendships, rivalries and a romance that opens her eyes to new beginnings. Ehrich will play Brett Weinbaum, Amanda’s Manhattan lawyer groom she leaves behind. Warren plays Amanda’s mother, Joanna. Ehrich posted his excitement to be a part of the project on social media noting, “Excited to be working with this amazing creative team & cast ? #AmericanPrincess @aenetworks @lifetimetv @ijnej @jamiedenbo @ttobie @markburley.”

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Jordi Vilasuso’s thriller Killer Island

Jordi Vilasuso (Dario Hernandez, Days of our Lives) stars in the recently released thriller Killer Island. The film is based on author Christine Conradt’s screenplay of the same name. Barbie Castro (Boyfriend Killer) stars as the inquisitive vacationing wife Ashley, and Brian Gross (McMann & Bernstein) plays her husband Mike. While on vacation with her husband, Ashley becomes a target when she suspects Johnny (Miguel Fasa, Assumed Killer), one of the island’s locals, of committing multiple murders. Their vacation quickly turns from delightful to terrifying when the body of a missing woman is recovered just offshore. Determined to discover if Johnny was responsible, Ashley goes on a quest for the truth. She uncovers a web of deceit that involves more of the locals than imagined. They will stop at nothing to silence Ashley and keep the island’s dark secrets hidden. Vilasuso plays Jim Ross, an intriguing protagonist. The film’s story develops from a woman’s perspective, engaging the audience with beautiful location cinematography, and brings entertainment at its best, with a balance of suspense, intrigue, and vacation imagery. The film is from Concord Films and also features Brian Patrick Clarke (Don Jacob on Y&R, Storm Logan on B&B, and Grant Putnam on GH).

GH’s Rick Pessagno dead at 61

General Hospital’s May 21 episode was dedicated to the memory of Rick Pessagno, who passed away suddenly at the age of 61. Pessagno was a Broadway performer, having appeared in 9 to 5: The Musical and 42nd Street. He had been choreographing the numbers for The Nurses’ Ball for the past six years. He is survived by his daughters, Katie and Hannah; his granddaughter, Lyla; his brother, Dave; his sister, Mickie; his mother, Rosann; and his loving companion, Terra MacLeod. After hearing the news, Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) tweeted, “I just heard of the untimely passing of our beloved choreographer and beautiful person #RickPessagno I’m heartbroken! He was such a joy to work with as he choreographed me and #GH performers in all our Nurses Ball numbers. You will be missed and fondly remembered! RIP ❤️” Risa Dorken (Amy Driscoll) also posted, “Can’t believe we lost a member of our family, Rick Pessagno. His spirit is SUCH a ray of light & warmth. This earth will miss his talents, his energy… his hugs, and laughter. He was an absolute angel on this earth. Blessed to have known you friend. ? Rest Peacefully.” Soaps.com sends our condolences to Pessagno’s family and friends.

Maeve Quinlan reveals engagement

Maeve Quinlan, who played Megan Conley on The Bold and the Beautiful, recently announced her engagement on social media. Quinlan kept the secret until she could tell her mother, which she also shared in an adorable video surprising her mom with the happy news. “Sometimes things are so precious you keep it to yourself to cherish for just a little while. I did that. Felt so good to keep it private for as long as we could. Then it comes a time to shout it from the mountain tops. Needed to tell the Matriarch first before I told you all. And still we still sat with this moment for a couple weeks. If was so special. I’m now ready to share. ?.” Quinlan and her fiancé Derek have been dating for several years and in a long-distance relationship. Soaps.com congratulates the happy couple.