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.