Another General Hospital rumor has made its way back to the forefront. Ever since Tyler Christopher left his role as Nikolas Cassadine in 2016 after contract negotiations hit a snag and were not resolved, recast rumors have swirled. He is currently on Days of our Lives playing the role of the devious Stefan DiMera. He is on contract with the soap so it doesn’t look like he is able to return to GH. However, a new report says that a recast is finally happening.
According to Soap Dirt, a source has confirmed that another actor will be stepping into the role as Nikolas Cassadine. The character is presumed dead after he was shot by Valentin Cassadine and crashed through the window to his supposed death. Of course, a body was not found to indicate any of this is true. As is the way with soaps, especially General Hospital, dead doesn’t always mean dead.
The entertainment site gave some strong hints on who the actor may be that will join the GH cast. He is described as a hunky and well-known actor from a CBS soap who had previously worked with two current cast members on CBS. The site does say that this is all confirmed by their “leak.” It would be good to note that this is not an official confirmation of this recast happening.
There have been so many rumors of Nikolas coming back from the dead in the two years since Tyler Christopher left the role. A big storyline is brewing on General Hospital recently that has fans buzzing about different possibilities. One of them is a Nikolas return.
— Soap Opera Spy (@SoapOperaSpy) August 9, 2018
Viewers have been trying to figure out who it is that has Cassandra in their grasp. She was taken by someone with a Cassadine ring on. It could very well be Nikolas as it also ties into the return of Laura Spencer Collins, played by Genie Francis. Soap Dirt says that Nik will have had plastic surgery so no one will recognize him right away when he gets back to Port Charles.
If this rumor of a confirmation of a Nikolas Cassadine recast is indeed true, then fans will know soon enough through an official announcement. The person who has Cassandra could also be Stefan Cassadine. Soap actor Stephen Nichols is gone from Days of our Lives, so this is an excellent time for him to return to GH.
Stay tuned to see who will pop up to give Valentin Cassadine some trouble on General Hospital.