News: Room 8 The Series!
What happens when two attractive young people – an unemployed business analyst and a budding comic-book artist – unknowingly rent the same apartment, the only one that each can afford? They reluctantly decide to move in together, and that's when the sparks fly as opposite worlds collide, in ROOM 8, the new online series debuting Thursday, August 8 on Room8TheSeries.com. Now, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL fans can watch the fictional characters' work come to life in this first-of-its kind extension for a daytime television soap opera.
ROOM 8 follows the comical journey of "Lance Moore" (Lawrence Saint Victor) and "Scarlett Howard" (Karla Mosley) who decide to swallow their pride and make a go of it together in the one and only unit each can afford in the big city.
But there's an even bigger twist in the plot: "Scarlett" and "Lance" are actually played by "Maya Avant" and "Carter Walton," the hot new couple on CBS's THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
Earlier this summer, viewers of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL saw "Maya," an aspiring actress, and "Carter," the recently introduced adopted brother of "Marcus Walton," cast as leads in ROOM 8, the web series within the show.
"The proliferation of new platforms allows us to extend THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL storyline in ways never before imagined, allowing viewers to dig deeper in to the lives of our characters," said Bradley P. Bell, executive producer and head writer of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. "We are proud to be the first in daytime television to create this extended story arc in which the works of fictional characters come to life in a separate series and we will continue to look for new ways to engage with our audience."
In ROOM 8, "Maya" plays "Scarlett," a suburban Seattle high-school valedictorian who graduated from Purdue University. "Carter" plays "Lance," a Brooklyn native who had his pick of playing football for any number of colleges but decided to move to L.A. to pursue his dream of becoming a comic-book artist. Mosley and Saint-Victor, the actors behind Maya/Scarlett and Carter/Lance, wrote and produced all eight episodes.
Rounding out the cast of ROOM 8 are Sean Whalen as "Randy the Landlord," Deborah S. Craig as "Missy," and Ross Kidder as "Dex."
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