General Hospital spoilers reveal Billy Miller is leaving his role as Drew Cain on the ABC daytime sudser. Rumors have circulated for months that the fan-favorite actor would vacate the role. However, updated info from a behind the scenes source say he films his final scenes as Drew Cain later this month — July 26 to be exact. Here’s what we know about the future of the actor and its popular portrayer.
General Hospital Spoilers: Billy Miller Done As Drew Cain – Source Says Just a Few Days Left on Set
GH fans have chattered for months that Billy Miller’s days at GH are numbered. The character had the one storyline lately and zero romantic prospects. After the big drama around playing a grief-stricken father of a dying child, there was just nothing the writers had next for the character. So, fans started to brace for the reality that Billy Miller’s departure was likely. Now there’s chatter that he’s going and if there’s a recast, it will be down the road a while.
Soap Dirt learned from a set source that Billy Miller’s last day of filming is next Friday, July 26. So, unless there’s an eleventh hour deal to chance things, we should see Drew Cain on our screens through the end of August. Billy Miller was a huge get for showrunner Frank Valentini. His three Daytime Emmy awards for his role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless are impressive. And Billy Miller may grab an Emmy nod for his work this past year on the dying kid arc on General Hospital.
This seems like decades ago …Drew has come a long way baby…. GH does not use Billy Miller's talents 🙁 Give Drew some Meaty storylines or let him go back to YR where his talents as Billy abbott are appreciated 😉 pic.twitter.com/hu9Ms3CBoP
— Jill Torey (@ToreyJill) July 17, 2019
GH Spoilers: Future of Drew Cain – Memories Back at Last?
General Hospital spoilers from a reliable source behind the scenes reveal there are no immediate plans to recast the role of Drew Cain, but it could come later. The death of Oscar Nero (Garrett Stitt) was the one and only major arc this character was involved with over the past year. All attempts at love interests failed miserably. And now Drew sold half his media company to Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher). That sets the stage nicely for the character exit, right?
So, really there is only one nagging detail GH needs to wrap up before the character leaves the canvas. That’s the mystery of Drew’s memories. Drew is in possession of the flash drive that houses his past. Before, he passed on restoring it because he didn’t want to risk losing his memories made these last five years. But with the death of his son, maybe it changes his mind. However, it’s unknown if fans will get that closure before he reportedly exits General Hospital.
Billy Miller Fans Hopeful For Young and the Restless Return
General Hospital’s loss could very well be Y&R’s gain. Billy Miller was wildly popular as Billy Abbott on the CBS soap — a role he played to Emmy perfection for six years. Recently The Young and the Restless showrunners ousted Gina Tognoni as Phyllis Summers to bring back Michelle Stafford. So, there’s a chance they could do the same with the Billy Abbott character and eject one actor to bring back what they refer to as “iconic faces” to the sudser.
So, with a new regime in place, there’s a chance they’re wooing Billy Miller back to CBS. As of now, there’s no official network confirmation of Billy Miller’s exit, but the set leaker says it should come soon. GH fans know that Billy Miller only signed one-year deals so he was flexible and could leave when he wanted. So, it seems this year is the one where he doesn’t renew… Watch GH on ABC weekdays to see how Drew Cain’s exit storyline unfolds.
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