Young and the Restless recast Tucker McCall

Another American soap is recasting a character at the last minute because of storyline changes. This time it’s The Young and the Restless as they replace William Russ with Stephen Nichols for the character of Tucker McCall.

Last week we reported how ABC soap General Hospital was recasting the character of Lisa Niles because of storyline changes. Original actress Julie Mond had only been in the role for a short time but producers on the medical soap decided to recast the character with Brianna Brown taking over because of the change in direction for the character. Now CBS soap The Young and the Restless is following suit with the character of Tucker McCall being recast due to changes in storyline and character direction.

Actor William Russ has only been with the soap for a short time but he’s being replaced by soap veteran Stephen Nichols ahead of a big storyline that’s hinted to reveal Tucker has a close connection to a resident of Genoa City. Actor Stephen Nichols is probably best known for his roles in Days of our Lives and General Hospital. On General Hospital he played villain Stefan Cassadine and earlier this year there were plans for the characters return to the soap but these were put on hold. Now the actor has joined The Young and the Restless his GH character may be recast if producers on the soap decide to bring the character back after all. 

Actor Stephen  Nichols will film his first scenes for the soap shortly and will make his on-screen appearance early next year.