The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that auditions are underway for the new Adam Newman return recast. The actor who takes over will obviously have some big shoes to fill. Viewers loved Justin Hartley, but he’s now a hit in primetime. Michael Muhney’s portrayal was also highly praised, but he was involved in a Y&R scandal that makes his return seem unlikely. Jamey Giddens, who broke the news that Adam Newman was alive and being recast made it clear that his source said Michael Muhney would not be coming back and that in fact TPTB were looking for someone not currently in soaps.
That means The Young and the Restless is searching for someone new. There are undoubtedly loads of hunks who realize this is a golden opportunity. The actor who takes over for Adam could skyrocket to popularity. We all know that Y&R becomes “The Adam Show” when the beloved Newman is around. Most of us aren’t complaining!
Three actors recently indicated that were auditioning at CBS. They posted pictures to their social media accounts – Jason Gerhardt, Jason-Shane Scott, and Demetri James. Everyone at The Young and the Restless understands this is a huge deal. They want to keep any Adam-related details under wraps for as long as possible.
Still, Y&R fans are clamoring for any morsels they can get. This isn’t just about the character. Adam’s return will also lead to some fantastic drama. A comeback of this magnitude will definitely make people want to tune in. The excitement is sure to rev up down the road.
Before we can get to all the action, The Young and the Restless has to find a suitable Adam Newman. Will one of the actors above get the role? Could TPTB relent and rehire Michael Muhney – this would be a popular decision amongst fans and nobody questions Muhney’s ability to play the role of Adam Newman.
Jason Gerhardt took a selfie in the hallway at CBS Daytime. He didn’t mention the part he was trying out for, but Adam is certainly a possibility. Gerhardt once had a role on General Hospital, so it’d be easy for him to adjust to the daily grind of soaps again.
Jason-Shane Scott is another hottie who might’ve auditioned for Adam. He’s been featured on One Life to Live as well as a popular web soap called The Bay. Scott looks like he would truly light up the screen.
The third candidate for Adam Newman who claims to have auditioned this week is Demetri James, not the actor but the DJ and songwriter – you can see his Instagram message below. The #LOL doesn’t inspire confidence so we need to wonder if James was even serious about having an audition.
Of course, there are plenty of other actors to consider and fan-favorite Michael Muhney. Y&R has a tough decision to make! We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates and news. Please come and join in the LIVE discussion on our Facebook Page!