The Pretender - TNT's new installments
Will GENERAL HOSPITAL'S Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas) and Lisa Cerasoli (ex-V.) be included when TNT premieres new installments of the defunct NBC drama THE PRETENDER?
The In Depth Story: Fans of THE PRETENDER, the long-running sci-fi drama which NBC canceled at the end of last season, already have reason to celebrate. Not only has TNT recently started airing weeknight reruns of the series, but sources say that the cable network is in the planning stages of creating two new episodes -- a prequel and a sequel to last May's series "finale" which guest-starred GH grads Christopher and Cerasoli.Just prior to THE PRETENDER's cancellation, Christopher had signed on to be a series regular as Ethan, a long-lost brother to Jarod, the show's titular hero, played by Michael T. Weiss (ex-Mike, DOLF). Cerasoli, meanwhile, had appeared twice as Zoe, a sassy Jarod love interest who was kidnapped int he final episode.
Both Christopher and Cerasoli's respective managers have DENIED being contacted yet about a return engagement for either prequel or the sequel; however, both of the actors are said to be hopeful. "It's a challenging, tough role and something that I would love to continue," Christopher once said.A press time, a TNT spokesperson was unable to confirm any information about the new projects, but an announcement should be forthcoming.
Soaps In Depth -- October 3, 2000