The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that Summer Newman (Hunter King) and Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) may be torn apart for a surprising reason. Back in February, the news broke about King’s starring role on an ABC comedy pilot called Prospect.
The film and television industry ultimately shut down due to the pandemic, but Y&R resumed shooting and other productions are slowly following suit.
IMDb now lists Prospect as a TV movie, so it seems they may be ditching the full series idea. Of course, a TV movie could turn into something more if Prospect is a big hit, but it could also just be a one-and-done project.
Regardless, this TV movie is still in pre-production and King remains in the lead role. Everything’s all set to film, so it’s just a matter of when they’ll get the cast and crew together to start shooting.
Naturally, it seems like King would need a break from The Young and the Restless to film this other project. That means King may leave Y&R temporarily until shooting on Prospect can be completed.
Again, King has the most substantial role of the movie since she’s its leading lady. King is set to play Abigail Lansing, an idealistic schoolteacher from Boston who moves to a Western prairie town. Abigail’s teaching plans go awry due to her rustic living arrangements and the rowdy ranch hands who turn out to be her students.
Since this movie’s all about Abigail and the journey this move to Prospect takes her on, King will obviously be featured throughout the whole thing. This isn’t some small part; it’s a big deal and may require an extended personal Y&R hiatus for King.
What does that mean for Summer in Genoa City? Summer goes on business trips from time to time, so it’d be easy to send her on an extended one for Jabot. Although Summer would hate being away from Kyle for that long, they might talk it out and determine it’s the right call.
Summer’s expertise might be needed overseas for a few weeks or a couple months – however long it takes for King to film Prospect! Whatever the case, it’s wise to be prepared for whenever this TV movie finally happens. King is still attached to the project, so we’ll give you updates as other details become available.
The Young and the Restless spoilers say Summer and Kyle will make their engagement official next week as they pop the question to each other. Kyle will offer Summer an actual ring this time, so “Skyle” is prepared to take the next step – for better or for worse!
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