John Stamos is partnering with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for a Universal TV cable drama series chronicling the fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s.
The untitled drama, currently in early development, will be inspired by the experiences of Stamos whose acting career was launched in 1982 when he landed the role of Blackie Parrish on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital”.
The show will explore the colorful and often dark world of soaps as it follows the journey of a young man thrust into soap stardom, during a decade defined by Reaganomics, greed, excess, indulgence and materialism.
He will struggle to balance his family life, working at his fathers restaurant and maintain his humble upbringing while navigating the temptations of sex, drugs and fame. Mark Nicholson will produce with a writer currently being sought.