General Hospital C&G News
Have any new actors or actresses been cast on the show in contract, recurring or day player roles? Are any well remembered or beloved stars from other soaps, past or present, about to join the General Hospital fold in surprise new parts? Here’s the latest casting news from the ABC soap.
The week of November 4, 2019
Michael E. Knight’s run as attorney Martin Gray isn’t over. Although his character has wrapped up both of his cases — first, representing Nelle (Chloe Lanier), and then Franco (Roger Howarth), he won’t be leaving Port Charles.
The actor, who was just supposed to be on the show for an arc, had a conversation with executive producer Frank Valentini, who asked if he’d like to stick around for two possible future storylines. And Knight immediately said yes.
Marcus Coloma has taken over the role of Nikolas Cassadine, making his first appearance on the show’s Halloween episode. Nikolas was originally played by Tyler Christopher, who left the soap in 2016. He was briefly replaced by Nick Stabile until the character was shot “dead” by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart).
While Coloma is new to daytime, he has numerous primetime credits. He’s held down roles on Point Pleasant (2005), South Beach (2006), Make It or Break It (2009-2010), and Major Crimes (2017), to name a few.
More About General Hospital
GH made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.
The daytime drama outlasted other soaps to become a mainstay for many households! From Luke (Tony Geary) and Laura’s (Genie Francis) gripping romance and wedding, to Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and his mobster activities, GH knows how to please their viewers.
Hooked On Port Charles
More than five decades of gripping drama has kept the daytime sudser on the air as other soap operas were axed. It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB).
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