General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan) has signed on for a lengthy stay in Port Charles. When Burton’s return was announced, many GH fans feared that the show was just drawing in viewers with stunt casting. Burton was quick to point out that he’d be around for a while, but now we have a more exact prediction of his time on the ABC soap.
In a video interview with Michael Fairman, Burton offered contract details to relieve worried fans. “To clarify…I signed a three-year contract,” Burton said. “So I’m here for three years. I’d like to be here longer.” Burton added that they would just take it year by year after his current contract expired.
Bottom line, Burton is committed to telling a rich story. Speaking of that story, Burton was asked about the input he had. He noted that he wasn’t involved at all in what GH chose to do. Burton suggested that he’s just trusting the writers and going along for the ride.
General Hospital spoilers indicate that Burton’s character will make it to Port Charles soon, so we’ll naturally see some reunions. Burton wouldn’t reveal which characters he’s worked with so far, but he insisted that he’s having a fun with old friends. Of course, Burton is excited about teaming up with Maurice Benard (Sonny) again. Fans are going get a real blast from the past.
Burton obviously knew many cast members from his previous years on GH, but there were a few new faces. He took a minute to praise Maura West (Ava) for her part in this storyline. Burton admitted West did the heavy lifting in their scenes together. Patient Six didn’t have very much to say! He mentioned how he was able to ease back into the soap grind and get warmed up a bit.
General Hospital spoilers say the show will explore all the relationships you’d expect in the coming months. Burton’s character is presumably Jason, so we’ll see how time has changed familiar bonds. GH fans won’t want to miss all emotional moments ahead.
Are you excited about Burton sticking around for three years or more? What do you hope to see in the rest of this story? We’ll give you updates as other GH news comes in. Stay tuned to the ABC soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news.