The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that the Dylan McAvoy (last played by Steve Burton) character is being recast, instead of, or possibly in addition to, Adam Newman (last played by Justin Hartley). This means that devoted Michael Muhney fans can’t be written off. Their hoped-for future remains viable – if Adam Newman has yet to be recast then Michael Muhney is still in the running . Here’s how that wish can be granted.
Burton’s voluntary departure from Y&R established a far different write-out scenario for his character, as compared to Muhney’s termination in December 2013, and eventual Adam transformation into Hartley. By offering many months advanced notice, Burton enabled a build-up for Dylan’s exit to occur.
The manner in which Burton recently handled his potentially permanent departure from daytime also allowed a dynamic exit story to be created. His Daytime Emmy Award win this spring then served to reinforce that well-liked players in the industry are also rewarded. Viewers can surely relate to being that type of valued employee within good workplaces and in knowing others who’ve experienced similar circumstances.
Jason Gerhardt recently announced via social media that he’d auditioned for an opening in Y&R’s cast. That news led viewers to believe that he might become the next Adam. However, it now appears that he was testing to be Dylan 2.0. Michael Muhney recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account praising Eric Braeden and the work they did together – a good sign that his chances of being rehired have improved as the role of Adam remains open.
If reports prove true about Dylan being recast, then hope for Michael Muhney eventually returning hasn’t been dashed since the role of Adam Newman remains open. Co-executive producer and head writer Sally Sussman implied late last year that she wouldn’t resolve the Christian (Jude and Ozzy McGuigen) issue if Adam was off-screen.
Similar to Burton’s departure, Hartley’s voluntary exit allowed a smooth write-out as well. His version of Adam was seemingly blown to bits via Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) dirty hands. Now, the storyline involving Hendrickson’s character is currently working toward climax.
Chloe admitted to apparently killing Adam and was currently trying to remain on the lam and is now allegedly dead. But, the fact that she was confirmed as Adam’s attempted murderer appears to push the possibility of that character returning.
All viewers need to hear is Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) tell Nick (Joshua Morrow) that Christian is Adam’s child. Conflict between these new love birds would allow that reveal to happen. The potential for that happening has dramatically increased due to May Sweeps events.
If the reported recast of Dylan proves true, a follow-through epic arc involving Adam’s second resurrection could follow. As of right now no one outside of Y&R’s brain trust can definitively say that Muhney won’t, or can’t, or will never be back. Yes, he can until someone else is hired to fill that slot. CDL is a leading source for everything linked to The Young and the Restless. Check back regularly for Y&R spoilers and news!
Do I like it?? I love it. Proof that Eric Braeden was the single greatest acting partner I’ve ever had, he always elevated my performances. https://t.co/H1Ll5OHw5x
— Michael Muhney (@michaelmuhney) May 30, 2017