Project Updates: ABC’s Mistresses Flaunts Its Stuff + Two Official Posters Version Added!
Actress Alyssa Milano is leading the cast of Mistresses for ABC. Today we can reveal a first look at the upcoming series. Is this one about to become your new guilty pleasure? The summer flirtation will begin at ABC on June 3rd. The soapy drama series stars Milano, Jes Macallan, Rochelle Aytes and Yunjin Kim as four friends who are involved in “illicit and complex relationships”.
I see why ABC would order up 12 episodes and a pilot of Mistresses. It’s no secret that we love our prime time soaps. From Dallas to Desperate Housewives, tangled affairs are always worth a thrill. Right now one soapy drama in particular has my full attention, and that one is another ABC offering, the Kerry Washington starrer, Scandal. Of course, what makes Scandal unique is the divine political angle and a set up that makes it almost procedural in nature. The high priced “fixers” will always have a new client to keep things interesting. Can Mistresses promise the same level of continued interest?
When a soap goes bad, the way one can argue ABC’s Revenge has done, it runs out of other interesting elements and begins to devour itself. Twists get twistier. Everyone either turns on or sleeps with everyone else. The plot gets more and more convoluted. You can’t deny it had a terrific first season, though!
As for Mistresses, it has one ace in the hole. The American series is based upon the UK show of the same name. This tends to be a recipe for success because showmakers already have ideas from what worked on the previous incarnation of the series. Just look at The Killing or House of Cards, which also drew inspiration from forerunners from other countries.
So, what do you think? Can Mistresses become like the new Sex & The City or is the premise too weak? Aytes will play April, a widow and mother of two. Macallan is Josslyn, the youngest of the four friends. Yunjin Kim is Karen, a shrink who carried on an affair with a patient who has died. And Alyssa Milano is Savannah, a married, cheating lawyer, who is also the older sister of Josslyn.
Home > Television Shows > Mistresses > Season One > Official Posters
Source: Boom Tron