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Young and the Restless Sends Out Casting Call For Summer Newman

Summer Newman Abbott is living happily abroad in Italy with her new husband Kyle Abbott and the job of her dreams (thanks to Sally). But…

The Young and the Restless Hunter KingThe Young and the Restless Hunter King

Summer Newman Abbott is living happily abroad in Italy with her new husband Kyle Abbott and the job of her dreams (thanks to Sally). But Soap Hub is hearing that Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman’s daughter may be showing up soon on The Young and the Restless — in more ways than one!

The Young and the Restless Summer Newman Abbott

Hunter King played the part of Summer from 2012 to 2021. The actress won two Daytime Emmys for her performances in 2014 and 2015. She left the show last year to live happily ever after with Kyle (Michael Mealor) in Italy. King reprised Summer last December in a special Nick-centric episode. Now, a casting call has gone out for the character of Summer Newman.

The casting breakdown for Summer Newman, a contract role, reads, in part, “Summer is a dynamic, attractive woman in her Late 20’s–savvy, fun-loving, and refined, from a powerful and rich family. The role will be under standard Sony Pictures TV daytime contract terms; with the potential of a 3-year contract.”

What Hunter King Is Doing

Per her IMDB page, King’s next upcoming project is an untitled thriller for Top Dead Center Films in which she’ll play the part of Jael Jones. In the past, the actress has done double duty appearing on both Y&R and the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.

The Young and the Restless A Summer Wind

Currently, there’s no word yet on if Kyle will be returning. The newlyweds last appeared on the show together at the wedding of Summer’s aunt Victoria (Amelia Heinle) to Ashland Locke (then, Richard Burgi; now, Robert Newman). Recently, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) took a visit to Italy to visit her daughter and also spend time with little Harrison. Phyllis entertained a job offer from Summer but chose instead to remain in Genoa City.

And while Y&R viewers may be seeing a new Summer later this year, Soap Hub is hearing buzz that King, actually, may be popping up on screen as Phyllis and Nick’s daughter this very week! Stay tuned to find out!

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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