- Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon
Passions debuted on July 5, 1999 on NBC and was created by James Reilly, who’d previously created the long-running soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Set in the fictional New England town of Harmony, Passions featured the dramatic entanglements of several families: the Cranes, the Bennetts, the Russells and the Lopez Fitzgeralds.
Fans were immediately captivated by the supernatural elements that dominated the show’s tone, orchestrated by a witch (played by Juliett Mills) whose spells and other-worldly activities wreaked havoc on the lives of Harmony’s already beleaguered residents.
Over the course of ten years, Passions cultivated a loyal following of millions of fans around the globe, from countries like France, South Africa, Argentina, Norway and the Caribbean Islands, to name but a few. These dedicated fans tuned in day after day and week after week to witness the fate of their favorite couples, whether it was Ethan and Theresa, Sheridan and Luis, Miguel and Charity or Chad and Whitney.
After leaving NBC in 2007, Passions briefly aired on the 101 network in 2007/2008 when live streaming was still a relatively new and unused option. Several years later, live streaming is now the preferred choice for viewing content online.
The fans of this truly unique daytime show want to bring it back. A cutting-edge show that was truly ahead of its time, Passions, or any directly related spin-off, would be sure to succeed as it already has a loyal, built-in global fan base. With effective marketing, that fan base would only expand creating a lucrative situation for any platform with the vision to produce it.
We, the Passions fans around the world, believe our beloved soap opera would succeed if it were to be produced again. To paraphrase a saying often attribute to a former Passions star, the dearly departed Josh Ryan Evans who played the loveable doll-come-to-life, Timmy, the fans of Passions have a big dream: to see their favorite show return so they may once again witness magic playing afoot in the town of Harmony.
The Bring Back NBC's Passions petition to Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon was written by Bring Back NBC's Passions and is in the category Television at GoPetition.