Tainted Dreams finds new home on teen-focused Popstar! TV; Emmy-nominated series also releases bonus footage

Posted Monday, September 23, 2019 9:49:23 AM

The Emmy-nominated digital series Tainted Dreams is coming to a whole new generation of viewers via Popstar! TV, which will begin streaming the soapy drama today along with bonus scenes for returning fans.

Obsessed fans of Popstar! magazine and its new streaming service Popstar! TV are in for a huge treat. The mega-successful young adult brand has partnered with the Emmy-nominated digital series Tainted Dreams and will be bringing the soap opera to its legions of celebrity and pop culture fanatics.

Seasons one and two of the soapy drama series, which originally debuted on Amazon Prime in 2016, will begin streaming on Popstar! TV today. What's more, the streaming platform is also offering a bonus episode that gives additional background on all of the Tainted Dreams characters, which will please existing fans of the series and help bring more information to new fans who start to tune in.

Tainted Dreams, which is still available for viewing on Amazon, is a "show within a show" that follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a fictitious TV soap opera called Painted Dreams. Its filled with lots of twists and turns, current issues, and plenty of the crazy drama that daytime fans love to see on soap operas.

"I am beyond thrilled to introduce a younger generation to our iconic cast and a story that is so dear to my heart," says creator Sonia Blangiardo, who is also part of the Emmy-winning directing team at Days of our Lives. "We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We're excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn't be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who [have] always been a loyal soap supporter[s]."

Says Tainted Dreams star Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart, All My Children), "I'm excited that our steamy, fun show will be airing on a whole other outlet worldwide! I am thrilled that people who missed the two seasons of Tainted Dreams shenanigans will now have a chance to watch and join the fun."

In addition to Minshew, Tainted Dreams stars All My Children veterans Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery), Michael Lowry (ex-Jake Martin), Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal Carey; ex-Macy Alexander, The Bold and the Beautiful), Terri Ivens (ex-Simone Torres), and the late Larkin Malloy (ex-Travis Montgomery); General Hospital's Natalia Livingston (ex-Emily Quartermaine/Rebecca Shaw); As the World Turns' Colleen Zenk (ex-Barbara Ryan), Austin Peck (ex-Brad Snyder; Austin Reed, DAYS), Marnie Schulenburg (ex-Alison Stewart), and Kelley Menighan (ex-Emily Stewart); One Life to Live's Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy Balsom), Tonja Walker (ex-Alex Olanov; ex-Olivia Jerome, GH), Nathan Purdee (ex-Hank Gannon), and James DePaiva (ex-Max Holden; ex-David Bensch, GH); and Guiding Light's Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip Spaulding).

Popstar! TV is based on the successful Popstar! magazine, which is the third largest female young adult magazine in the United States, reaching 4.5 million readers. Expanding the brand's presence in the media marketplace, Popstar! TV launched a worldwide, 24/7 streaming channel of dramas, comedies, movies, short form Internet sensations, and gossip. The Popstar! TV app is currently available for mobile download and will be available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Distro TV, STIRR (Sinclair), XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, and more before 2020.

Fans can watch Tainted Dreams by downloading Popstar! TV's mobile app or by visiting Popstar! TV's official website. For more fun info on the digital drama series, visit Tainted Dreams' official website.

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