The series will be Executive Produced by Michael Caruso (under his company Michael and Barbara Caruso Productions) and Emmy nominated actor Kyle Lowder, who also stars in the series and was instrumental in spearheading the initial concept to bring the soapy page-turner to the small screen.
Two-time Emmy winner Sonia Blangiardo will direct the series.
Ladies of the Lake tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon. When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels (Lowder) launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon.
The script was penned by award winning writer Michael Caruso, adapted from the novel written by Ken Corday.
“Ken has been behind us since day one, giving us the freedom and creative control to adapt his novel. He has been incredibly generous throughout the entire process and working alongside Kyle on this has been extraordinary. We are pulling out all the stops to whip up a really fun ride for the audience” said Caruso.
Kyle Lowder said “Bringing Ken Corday's novel to life is something that I wanted to do from the first time I read it. To have the opportunity to work with Michael Caruso and all the talent involved, both in front of and behind the camera, is truly inspiring.”
Corday added “When Kyle and Michael unveiled their vision for transforming Ladies of the Lake into digital episodes, I was delighted. Our creative collaboration is a burst of fresh energy which stays true to the original story and also introduces these beautiful, intelligent, complex women to a broader audience."
Ladies of the Lake begins production next month. Additional cast announcements will be made next week. Visit www.ladiesofthelakeseries.com and follow @LOTLSERIES1 on Twitter.
About Michael & Barbara Caruso Productions
Husband and wife team Michael and Barbara Caruso are the Executive Producers of the glossy soap DeVanity, which ran four consecutive seasons online garnering two Daytime Emmy Nominations. In 2015, the Caruso power couple debuted season one of Winterthorne, a gothic, candy-themed soap, which recently earned three Daytime Emmy Nominations.
In addition to their producing duties, Michael is also an award winning writer, winning Best Writing at the 2013 Indie Series Awards for DeVanity while nominated for that same accolade in both 2014 and 2015. His writing finesse continues with another Best Writing nomination for Winterthorne at the 2016 Indie Series Awards.
About Ken Corday
Ken Corday is a producer and composer, receiving a bachelor of arts in music from the University of California, Santa Cruz, followed by his master’s degree in music from San Jose State University. Prior to taking over Days of our Lives as executive producer in 1985, Ken worked on the show for almost ten years, first as a composer, then as assistant producer, and finally as producer.
During his Days of our Lives tenure, he has received two Emmy Awards for Music and thirteen Emmy nominations. He has also received twelve Emmy nominations for Best Daytime Drama. In 1978, 2013 and 2015, Days of our Lives won the Emmy Award for Best Daytime Drama.