Over the last 36 hours, there has been plenty of buzz on the internet and social media that Adam Newman, the black sheep of the Newman clan, could be back on the canvas soon on the top-rated, The Young and the Restless.
What spurred the intrigue? A casting call went out that seems to match up with the characteristics of Adam, plus the soap is looking for an actor in this contract role who has to have, “significant experience in film or television.”
Former Y&R executive producer and head writer, Mal Young seemed to indicate that he had no plans to bring the character back, but with Josh Griffith back as the lead scribe, that could all very well have changed.
The show is said to be looking for: “an actor early 30’s to early 40’s, who is stunningly handsome and supremely confident. He also has obsessive ambition, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.”
While the casting breakdown calls the character by another name, that is often customary on the soaps, especially in the casting of key roles.
In story, the character of Adam is believed to be dead, after blowing up in a cabin explosion following Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson) knocking him out with a dart gun; in her revenge plot against him. At the time, Adam was trying to flee Genoa City with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan).
Adam has been played by three actors: Chris Engen, Miochael Muhney, and most recently by one of the stars of This Is Us, Justin Hartley.
So, do you think the description is Adam? Which actor from primetime or daytime, do you think would make a great new Adam Newman? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.