General Hospital spoilers hint a return from the “dead” for Nikolas Cassadine based on a recent tweet from Tyler Christopher. As devoted fans know, Tyler originated the role and played it until mid-2016. There were a few other faces in the role short-term, but for most viewers, Tyler is the dark prince. Now, the actor posted a cryptic tweet that sounds like he might be coming back to the ABC soap.
General Hospital: Fans Miss Tyler Christoper as Nikolas Cassadine
You may recall the circumstances that forced Tyler Christopher off GH. Spoilers back then had Nikolas Cassadine on the run after faking his death with a “fall” from the ledge at Wyndemere. His supposedly battered body went missing implicating Drew Cain (Billy Miller) and Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig) in his alleged death.
In fact, Tyler was in contract negotiations at the time with General Hospital. Spoilers had additional scenes for him with Ava Jerome (Maura West) and Nick Stabile stepped in as a short-term replacement. Then Nikolas Cassadine “died” again when Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) shot him at the ancestral family home in Greece. Fans weren’t happy at the exit.
Allen Edelman Management @allenedelman congratulates our newest client Tyler Christopher @Tyler2929 for his "Best Lead Actor" nomination for "Days Of Our Lives" @nbcdays at this year's @DaytimeEmmys! https://t.co/X4ub2WwdDP #AEM #AllenEdelmanManagement #days #DOOL #soapawards pic.twitter.com/17hWsnXD5w
— AEM (@allenedelman) April 26, 2019
New Managers So Maybe a New Deal at GH?
One thing to note about the former General Hospital actor is that he’s under new management. You can see the above tweet from his new representative. It was under his old talent agency that negotiations broke down with the ABC sudser. That’s what sent him off the show. They couldn’t make a deal for his contract renewal.
In fact, the actor made it clear he wanted to stay as Nikolas Cassadine and it was all down to money. But they couldn’t come to terms. Then, former GH showrunner Ron Carlivati hired Tyler Christopher over at Days of Our Lives to play a new character created just for him Stefan DiMera. He was a smash there but exited the NBC show recently so he’s available.
Tyler Christopher Teases Nikolas Cassadine Comeback
This GH spoilers chatter started in response to Rebecca Budig’s return as Hayden Barnes. RB is confirmed back for a summer arc that should overlap in the weeks that Anna Devane is offscreen for Finola Hughes’ annual summer vacation. Tyler replied to a tweet from a soap magazine about her return.
In it, the ex-General Hospital star wrote: “Way to go girl!” Then, he added, “Careful looking around Wyndemere.” Then it gets to the good part. Tyler Christopher tweeted: “Never know what you may find”. Of course, he said what and now who, but the implication is there. Since Nikolas and Hayden have a checkered past this is a fun teaser.
Perfect Time on General Hospital for Nikolas to Return
Given the current storylines, it’s excellent timing for a GH comeback for Nikolas Cassadine. His semi-evil uncle Valentin is about to be dumped by Nina Reeves (Michelle Stafford) over the lie about her daughter. So, Nikolas coming back to salt the wound could be fun. Also, Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel) has been around, and they’re great together.
Budig is back to General Hospital as Hayden and they had great chemistry. Plus, his return would heal the rift between Valentin and Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) so they could co-parent more peaceably. And it would be a miracle for Laura Spencer (Genie Francis). Of course, Tyler Christopher might have just been joking around, but fans can always hope he’ll be back as Nikolas Cassadine, the dark prince.
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