Otalia: "Guiding Light" Lesbian Couple Sparks Web Series After Soap's Cancellation

Ms. Chappell said, "Like the audience I hated the idea of letting" the story line go.

So she won't. She will try to keep the spirit of Otalia alive by starting a Web series in November called "Venice." While it won't have Olivia and Natalia -- those characters are the property of Procter & Gamble -- the show will feature Ms. Chappell as a single, gay career woman, and follow other fictional inhabitants of Venice Beach, in Los Angeles. Her leading lady on "Guiding Light," Ms. Leccia, has agreed to join the cast without pay.

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