‘Young and the Restless’: Is Adam the New Victor – Takes Over as The Mustache Steps Back?

Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Adam Newman‘s (Mark Grossman) one of the first characters to film new scenes – while Victor Newman‘s (Eric Braeden) fate is uncertain. We’ve heard from a CBS daytime source that Y&R hopes to film new episodes by month’s end. When they do, will Adam be the new main protagonist in his father’s footsteps?

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Adam Newman Scores First Scenes – Where’s His Dad?

A leaker from behind the scenes at CBS told us which three characters have first scenes – one is Adam Newman. The other two are Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case). We’ll see Adam find out about Sharon’s cancer finally. And Adam’s got other family drama.

First, Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) took back the CEO seat on Young and the Restless. Plus, she and her sister want to expose his role in the Kansas and Vegas murders. However, Victor Newman doesn’t want the childhood self-defense killing to come out about Adam.

Another wrinkle for Young and the Restless is that older actors are reportedly going to be the last return to set. However, Eric Braeden said he’s eager to get back to work as Victor. Still, if Victor’s one of the last characters to come back, Adam may step up in his place.

Will Eric Braeden Retire from Y&R as Victor Newman?

Young and the Restless fans may know that Eric Braeden’s not interested in retiring and plans to play Victor Newman for as long as he can. But with the current COVID restrictions, he might not have a choice. We’re waiting on word from our source on older cast members returning.

But with Victor on the sidelines for awhile at Young and the Restless, will it be Adam taking his place? For decades, the lead troublemaker in Genoa City’s been Victor. He manipulated his family, enemies, and stirred the pot regularly. So, he’s a critical character.

So, if Victor can’t be front and center for a while, how about his namesake Victor Jr., taking over? Eventually, the actor will retire from Young and the Restless – or take a step back. And it seems natural that Adam Newman would step up. Plus, he’s one of the first to start filming.

Young and the Restless Plots Center on Adam Already

Another sign that Y&R’s moving the top Newman figure from Victor to Adam is that many plots now center on him. There’s the Kansas murder story, which involves Victor Newman – but is really about Adam. Plus, there’s the Vegas murder where Adam saved Chance Chancellor (Donny Boaz).

And the other big Young and the Restless plot is Sharon’s cancer story. And when they resume filming, Adam Newman steps into that storyline as well. Plus, he’s a driving force behind the “Phick” storyline since Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) and Nick obsess about Adam.

There’s not much, aside from Abbott drama, that doesn’t have Adam in it on Young and the Restless. So, watch and see if the CBS soap writers keep pulling Adam Newman into center stage if Victor can’t be in new scenes until the COVID restrictions ease up.

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