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Y&R Recasts the Role of Summer Newman with Allison Lanier

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The Young and the Restless is set to bring back Summer Newman to the canvas, but with a new actress.

In casting news, the top-rated soap has recast the role of Summer, last played by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Hunter King, with actress Allison Lanier.

King departed the show in the summer of 2021, when reportedly she and her co-star Michael Mealor (Kyle) departed over contract talks.  The two returned for a guest appearance in August of 2021, when Summer  and Kyle attended Victoria and Ashland’s wedding in Italy.

Now with Mealor back at Y&R and set for a major storyline (now that Kyle’s mom, Diane, is back-from-the-dead), the show is also bringing back the love of his life.

Look for Lanier to make her Y&R debut later in May, while Mealor will return on-air next week on the CBS daytime drama series.

Allison’s other credits include: a recurring role as as Annabelle on the Amazon series, Red Oaks, the indie films Mia and Fish Bones, and she was featured in the role of Megan in Michelle Morgan’s (Amanda, Y&R) film, It Happened in L.A, that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

So, what do you think of the casting news of a new Summer coming to Genoa City? Comment below.

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SZima
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SZima

Maybe now I’ll like ‘Summer’. Didn’t like Hunter in the role.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SHIMA
Ditto!

Jessica Caldwell
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Jessica Caldwell

Ditto

Su000
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Su000

Violet– I’m not up to the actor’s cast’s actual ages but——
The ‘new’ Summer looks 16 years old..
Look at here= a child..
((way I see her))

Jill
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Jill

Maybe Summer should change her name to Lolita. She looks about 12 to me.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jill
I agree but I bet the photo isn’t recent. A lot of the photos look nothing like the actors do now.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Hi how are you these days? She probably was 16 in the photo. I just said to Jill that it most likely was a photo taken when she was a lot younger. I was not a big Hunter King fan, so Iam hoping this gal works out, especially now I hear Phyllis is leaving.

richard
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richard

i disagree hunter was great in the role good luck to new summer won’t be as easy as everyone thinks

Damien
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Damien

Summer should ve stayed in Italy and Lola should get been the one to return with a recast since Sasha’s unavailable. Summer could get returned later after Kyle and Lola reunited . But ofcourse the show would also need a new HW to actually pen a triangle. Now that Rey’s leaving the show desperately needs diversity. As a white viewer I enjoy different faces and cultural viewpoints. Let’s face it. Lily, Devon, Nate and Elena are a snooze. The only exciting characters in that group Amanda and Imani got benched. The Rosales should have presence.

Carol
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Carol

HunterKing should have been kept in the role! There was chemistry between her and Mealor.

Timmm
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Timmm

She looks more like Phyliss’s daughter now.

Penny
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Penny

I Agree!

Su000
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Su000

Yes– My thought too!

George Wilks
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George Wilks

Thank God ! Bring on some new characters maybe a new family that could rival the Newmans and Abbotts . Please bring back Judith Chapman . I watched todays episode and it was pretty good , Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow had a great scene . Just bring back the old school music and the show will be right on.

Damien
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Damien

Everytime they bring on a new family, Eric Bradean has a fit. See the Rosales. We have the remaining Winters, boring and all

Gary
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Gary

Y&R should have kept Hunter King. She won 2 Daytime Emmys. This recast will not work, mark my words. Hunter King will be back before we know it. Good luck to the new actress.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I just hope Kyle and Summer can stay strong. Don’t want either wandering. They just married, took in a child. We shall see about the recast. Will take some getting used to. Miss King really owned the role. But recasts are part of daytime drama life.

Bella Dawn
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Bella Dawn

We need to have an open mind and give her a fair chance to prove her acting. I’m sure it’s hard to adjust to a new role. Some people liked Hunter and some did not. It’s just a matter of opinion.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, Bella. I’ve eaten A LOT of humble pie when it comes to pre-judging recasts. I’ve been happy with several in the past few years, like Michael Mealor’s Kyle, Nicholas Chavez & Marcus Coloma on GH, and Matthew Atkinson on BB. So, I’ll reserve my feelings for now.

Maryann
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Maryann

Nope she won’t do I like the old summer Newman. Hunter king was summer Newman

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

That’s what I love about people like you. So judgmental, and haven’t even seen what the girl can do with the part given to her. I think she will do fine, maybe even better than Hunter. So I will save what to say till I see her act.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Maryann
If you like her so much you could at least give her the courtesy of capitalizing her name. It’s Summer Newman and Hunter King.

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