Some very familiar faces from daytime will be playing very different characters when Ladies of the Lake makes its debut streaming on Amazon beginning Monday, May 15!
The four-part limited digital series is based on the novel by DAYS OF OUR LIVES executive producer Ken Corday, and centers around the glamorous residents of the Southern California community of Avalon and the dark secrets they hide as their husbands meet tragic ends.
Kyle Lowder (ex-Rick, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Brady, DAYS) not only plays Detective Shawn Daniels in the series, but is also one of the executive producers! “The cool, underlying social aspect of it is that these wives start off with very superficial relationships,” he previews to Soaps In Depth. “They’re friends who like to dress up and have cocktail parties, but they don’t really know a lot about each other. It’s through their experiences with their husbands that they find this common bond and ultimately in the offing of their husbands that they’re really brought together.”
Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS), Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GENERAL HOSPITAL), Martha Madison (Belle, DAYS), Marie Wilson (ex-Summer, DAYS; Meg, AS THE WORLD TURNS; Karen, PORT CHARLES), Jessica Morris (Jen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE), and Patrika Darbo (Shirley, B&B) portray the titular ladies. Their husbands are played by Wally Kurth (Ned, GH; Justin, DAYS), Ian Buchanan (ex-Duke, GH), Gordon Thomson (DYNASTY), and John-Paul Lavoisier (ex-Phillip, DAYS; Rex, OLTL).
Lowder couldn’t have been more thrilled with the casting of the nasty husbands of the Ladies of the Lake. “Wally Kurth found the perfect balance between being a despicable guy who’s cheating on his wife but you almost side with him,” he confides. “And Ian Buchanan, we knew he could be just deliciously evil on camera, but seriously, he’s like a James Bond villain! J.P. Lavoisier was just so hilariously disgusting you just want him to die immediately. It’s insane. And then Gordon Thomson just brings this perfect energy to this shipping tycoon character.”
All four episodes of Ladies of the Lake will be released on the same day, and made available on both Amazon and Amazon Prime. Don’t miss out on a moment of the mystery!
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