Who’s coming and who’s going from The Young and the Restless (YR)?
Are any favorite performers from yesteryear returning to the daytime drama, this week, or in the near future?
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 Young and the Restless fold in surprise new parts?
Here’s the latest casting news from the CBS soap.
The week of July 2, 2018
The Abbott family is about to lose a key member. Eileen Davidson, who debuted as Ashley way back in 1982, is exiting the soap in September.
The actress confirmed the news on Twitter. “I’ve been so blessed to be able to play Ashley Abbott and work with the amazing people on the show and have nothing but gratitude and love for all!!!” posted Davidson. “Time for a little more control over my day today!”
Meanwhile, another Genoa City clan is expanding. Brooks Darnell was cast as Dr. Nate Hastings, Lily (Christel Khalil) and Devon’s (Bryton James) first cousin.
Look for the character to arrive in town to reconnect with his family on Tuesday July 3. Darnell’s credits include a stint a stint as Charlie Cooper on Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments in 2018.
Nate was last seen in 2011, at which point he was portrayed by Walter Fauntleroy.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for air times.