tvplus readers were excited when they saw the Scandal! and Broken Vows linking up onscreen.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the Scandal! and Broken Vows crossover on 28 March on e.tv. Is more coming? – TIAAN, VIA FACEBOOK It’s a possibility, according to e.tv managing director Marlon Davids. “We are mulling the idea of doing this with other shows as well.” The planning for the crossover started in November last year “and it was a case of the two productions companies hammering out the details”. International soaps like Bold & Beautiful (1987- current) and Young & Restless (1973- current) have done it, “And we felt it is our turn to do the same. The only thing was to find the perfect storyline and made it feel authentic and that the viewers don’t get lost”. Marlon adds that although soaps were the “easiest” to do, “we are looking at other of our local shows as well.” Although it has never happened on SABC soaps, there was a link back in 1999 with Isidingo (1998- current) and drama The Villagers (1976-1978). Clive Scott played barman Ted Dixon in The Villagers and Isidingo.
Scandal! did a crossvoer with fellow e.tv show Broken Vows recently.