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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

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Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

What do you think of the return of Brook Lynn means for the characters of Port Charles? Who might be her romantic interest? Share your thoughts via the comment section below

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  1. Charday

    November 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Will she move into the Quartermaine mansion? GH needs more Quartermaines!

  2. DMRR

    November 11, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Why, oh why? The cast needs to be trimmed: PETER, Kristina, Jordan, Hayden, & more.

    • Steve

      November 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      No arguments on a trimming, but any day we welcome back a Quartermaine is a good day in my book.

      Leon was pretty good in the role, but with good writing, Seton has the acting chops to knock it out of the park.

  3. jim davis

    November 11, 2019 at 11:39 am

    The show needs a ‘Tracy’///let her and Olivia be the new Tracy and Monica tho its hard to replicate the original!!!

  4. brian

    November 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    love this ! I have followed all her work, loved her on gossip girl. great news GH !

    • Shay

      November 16, 2019 at 11:47 pm

      As far as Setton’s role on “Gossip Girl,” I agree she was very fine, but that was just a great show all the way around! Creative, fun and juicy…On the negative side, the last thing GH needs is another former “One Lifer” crashing the canvas! Additionally, I COULDN’T care less about the character of “Brook Lynn,” recast, or otherwise! (P.S. Incidentally, please note my capitalized proper portion of this oft-incorrectly stated phrase….it happens so frequently at this website that it makes me want to toss English language textbooks at all the offenders…of which there are many, though not necessarily you, Brian!)

  5. James R. Poissant

    November 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    This could be more airtime for my favorite Monica. I’ve always said whenever Monica is on, it’s always a good day.

  6. Rodd

    November 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Always glad to hear when a Quartermaine returns to PC!

  7. Llanviewer717

    November 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Congratulations to Amanda Setton. She was wonderful as the devious, ever scheming Kimberly on One Life to Live. I’m sure she will do a great job on GH.

  8. Jason

    November 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I never really cared for Stacey, but loved Kim esp when she was sassy to the gay couple (who, love them though I did, needed a comic foil to wrench them from their melodrama). Hopefully she brings that sass to Port Charles and mixes it with Quartermaine privilege… and yes, Tracey is reborn! 🙂

  9. Celia

    November 12, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Rivalry between Ava and Brook Lynn over Nikolas? Lest I forget–Three women at each others’ throats at the Q mansion—-Monica and Olivia are as much as I can digest over the latter’s lasagne dish!! —superfluous–revolving door galore.
    When will Peter ( with the iffy new hair-do) Grow horns and poof-out of PC? What has happened to Maxie’s sharp sense of smelling a rat?—oh, wait; she fell for that other guy—the Australian weirdo, Zach. Lulu’s is irritating and Carly ( love Laura Wright) walks around with a halo hovering over her being, hesitating wether it should make a final descent on her head or take a hike.
    Oh, mamma mia!!

    • Timmm

      November 12, 2019 at 10:24 am

      They dont know what to do with Olivia. One problem is Ned isnt on much. Maybe with Brook Lynn back that will change. I think the guy you were thinking about was Levi that Maxie hooked up with before. He super sucked! Hey, just like Peter! She has horrible taste in men!

      • Celia

        November 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm

        Hi, T—long time, no see.
        Yeah, you’re right about Olivia—-I guess that’s why the PTB had thought to make her run Charlie’s—-then, abruptly changed the route leading to Franco and Kim. I refuse to call Franco Drew—can’t stand this storyline. Round and round it goes.
        Yes, Levi. Is Zach his real name? Why did I say Zach? Who knows.
        Maxie is another strange bird these days—-I like Peter even less than Levi. She had found the right guy in Nathan, but he had to be killed off. Is he really dead? LOL.
        Happy Thanksgiving, T….soon❤️God bless!!

        • Timmm

          November 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

          Good to hear from you again. Olivia has money. Why cant she open a pizzeria somewhere else? I guess because of the budget they probably wouldnt build another set. They already have the Metro, Charlies, Kelly’s and Sonnys, whatever it is.

          You know whats weird about Franco, he has Drew’s memories but he talks like a soldier in boot camp! Just because he has new memories, he should still walk and talk like Franco!

          Nathan was good for Maxie but I guess they cut him from the show? Then they bring in an exact look a like in to play Chase. I like him better and I think him and Willow make a good couple. Maxie should end up with Spinelli like Jason should end up with Carly!

          C, you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving and embrace all that you have!

    • Soaphound

      January 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Oh Celia, it’s two months since your post and the show is still suffering from Peter-itis. Can’t bear the man! And don’t get me started on his succession of unflattering hair-morphs. I don’t like the BrookLynn recast either and can only hope she and Peter fall in like and their goodbye song can be the Eagles’ “ALREADY GONE”.

  10. Iakovos

    November 12, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Just in time for Thanksgiving pizza!

  11. MacaroniBandit

    November 12, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    I actually cannot BELIEVE they have recasted With someone else…In two separate runs Adrianne Leon’s Emmy nominated portrayal of BLA was effervescent! Sweet, spunky, talented soul that always had a tear in her eye…I do not understand the need to recast her will always be a mystery…She is my Brook Lynn

    • Sharon Bagozzi

      June 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      AMEN to the last comment regarding Adrianne Leon….obviously a little late!!

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