Crystal Hunt’s Generational Comedy ‘Mood Swings’ Features Soap Alums
Soap opera star turns TV series creator and writer.
A new comedy series is being released on the streaming service Pure Flix starring several former soap opera stars. Soaps.com has details for Mood Swings, about four generations of women living under one roof in Los Angeles, which stars Crystal Hunt (Stacy Morasco, One Life to Live; Lizzie Spaulding, Guiding Light), Robin Riker (Naomi Dreyfus, General Hospital; Beth Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful), Scott Bailey (Sandy Foster, Guiding Light), Donna Mills (Madeline Reeves, General Hospital; Abby Ewing, Knots Landing), Dyan Cannon (Heaven Can Wait), Christina DeRosa (Renata, General Hospital; The Neighborhood) and Sophia Gasca (Ballers). In Mood Swings, Hunt plays a newly divorced woman who is given the couple’s Malibu home in the divorce settlement. When she can’t keep up with the mortgage payments while supporting her 8-year-old son, she decides to rent out rooms. Her tenants include a disgruntled working woman and dog owner (Riker), a Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and aspiring actress (DeRosa), and a Dominican entrepreneur trying to gain U.S. citizenship (Gasca). There’s also a live-in handyman (Jason Earles, Hannah Montana) who enters the mix. Bailey plays Hunt’s character’s philandering ex-husband, while Mills plays her mother. A new episode will be released every Thursday for eight weeks beginning October 24.
Hunt created and executive produces the series. She also serves as a writer along with Bob Colleary (The Golden Girls, The Facts of Life) and Danielle Bisutti (CSI: Miami; The O.C.). Sean Lambert (The Larry Sanders Show, Grounded for Life) directs. In a statement, Hunt said of creating the series, “We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy. Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like Golden Girls and Designing Women to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”
Pure Flix is home to faith and family-friendly movies, TV shows and kids programming, including the God’s Not Dead franchise. The streaming service is available throughout the U.S. and Canada.