Soap Opera Casting Updates Exciting Returns and New Faces for May 2024

Soap Opera Casting Updates: Exciting Returns and New Faces for May 2024

Soap Opera: Catch the latest casting updates for your favourite daytime dramas, including The Young and the RestlessDays of our LivesGeneral Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Take advantage of the return of beloved characters and thrilling new additions!

Keeping up with the latest casting moves on your favourite daytime dramas? This week brings a mix of returning favourites and fresh faces to The Young and the RestlessDays of our LivesGeneral Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Here is what you can expect on your screens this week.

The Young and the Restless

Returning Favorites and New Roles

  • Reylynn Caster is set to return as Faith Newman, the daughter of Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case). Reylynn was last seen in June 2023 during Cameron Kirsten’s storyline.
  • Jess Walton will reprise her role as Jill Abbott on May 29, featuring in another video call with her on-screen son, Billy (Jason Thompson).
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson is back as Chloe Fisher, sharing scenes with Courtney Hope’s Sally on May 29.
  • As Alan Laurent, Ashley’s (Eileen Davison) psychiatrist, Christopher Cousins will have more screen time. This week, he will help Ashley through her DID disorder.
  • Colleen Zenk returns as Jordan Howard. Expect to see her interact with Victor (Eric Braeden) regarding his prisoner’s fate.
  • The show is casting for a new character, Miriam, who is described as a beautiful, intelligent, and outspoken college student around 21 years old.
CharacterActorRole Description
Faith NewmanReylynn CasterNick and Sharon’s daughter
Jill AbbottJess WaltonVideo call with Billy
Chloe FisherElizabeth HendricksonInteracting with Sally
Alan LaurentChristopher CousinsPsychiatrist counseling Ashley
Jordan HowardColleen ZenkInvolved in Victor’s storyline
Miriam (New Role)TBACollege student, 21 years old

Days of Our Lives

Popular Characters Make a Comeback

  • Bryan Dattilo and Steve Burton are back as Lucas Horton and Harris Michaels. Catch them in scenes with Tamara Braun’s Ava on May 29.
  • Judi Evans returns as Bonnie Kiriakis, featuring in scenes with Suzanne Rogers’ Maggie on May 28.
  • Tina Huang reappears as Melinda Trask. Watch her interact with Brandon Barash’s Stefan woman who was out for Trina, a 20-year-old East Asian female. She’s a high-energy dreamer. She’s a high-energy dreamer raised in a conservative Korean American family.
CharacterActorRole Description
Lucas HortonBryan DattiloIn a safe house, scenes with Ava
Harris MichaelsSteve BurtonSearching for Clyde
Bonnie KiriakisJudi EvansScenes with Maggie
Melinda TraskTina HuangRe-instated DA, scenes with Stefan
Trina (New Role)TBAEast Asian female, 20 years old

General Hospital

Endings and New Beginnings

  • Gregory Harrison has wrapped up his role as Gregory Chase, whose character died after a battle with ALS. Harrison had played Gregory since November 2020.
  • Lane Davies continues as Fergus Byrne, involved in Alexis’ (Nancy Lee Grahn) quest to reinstate her law license.
  • Charles Mesure will appear again as John Brennan on May 28, sharing scenes with Laura Wright’s Carly on May 31.
  • The soap is cast for Tyler, a mid-30s, handsome, charming, and manipulative White American male.
CharacterActorRole Description
Gregory ChaseGregory HarrisonCharacter’s final scenes, dies after ALS battle
Fergus ByrneLane DaviesAlexis’ brother-in-law, ongoing storyline
John BrennanCharles MesureHospital scenes with Carly
Tyler (New Role)TBAMid-30s, charming, manipulative

The Bold and the Beautiful

Exciting Returns

  • Heather Tom is back as Katie Logan after a long break. Starting May 28, she will share scenes with Romy Park’s Poppy and Don Diamont’s Don.
  • Naomi Matsuda returns as Dr. Li Finnegan, appearing on May 29 as Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) mother.
  • Clint Howard continues as Tom, the homeless man who officiated Sheila and Deacon’s wedding on May 27.
CharacterActorRole Description
Katie LoganHeather TomScenes with Poppy and Don
Dr. Li FinneganNaomi MatsudaFinn’s mother, appearing on May 29
TomClint HowardHomeless man officiated Sheila and Deacon’s wedding

This week is packed with exciting returns and new additions, promising fresh drama and familiar faces. Stay tuned to see how these developments unfold on your favourite daytime soaps!


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