A Young and the Restless leak suggests Summer Newman actress Hunter King might exit again from the CBS soap – and it comes this Fall. You may recall that she stepped back from the role before when she had other projects – and our source at the network says it could happen again. Here’s the latest.
Young and the Restless Leak: Summer Newman Fate Uncertain?
Right now, Y&R spoilers have Summer Newman making big plans with Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor). Summer’s got a secret engagement with Kyle, and they’re talking about dogs, babies, and building a life together. But, is this “Skyle” relationship built to last?
At the moment, Young and the Restless spoilers see Victor Newman’s (Eric Braeden) cautious about Summer Newman getting too close to the guy. After all, Kyle’s still married. But, Kyle promised Summer he’ll expedite the divorce so they can marry on the CBS soap.
So, while all this looks promising on Young and the Restless, there is some activity in Hunter King’s professional life that points to problems ahead. Will another gig take Summer away from Genoa City? It’s happened before and not that long ago. Look at when they last lost her.
Hunter King Left Y&R Before for Prime Time
In September 2018, Hunter King stepped away from the role of Summer Newman for about five months. Young and the Restless recast Summer using Bayley Corman in place of Hunter for four episodes to wrap an existing storyline. Then, they back-burnered the character for months.
At the time, Kyle was heating up with Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle), and Summer Newman left town rejected. Then, she returned in January 2019 to Young and the Restless. That was because CBS canceled her primetime series Life in Pieces. So, Summer came back to GC.
In February, Hunter King landed a role on an ABC comedy called Prospect. But with COVID delaying production, she was available to Young and the Restless. But now, with more studios getting back to work on scripted shows this Fall, Hunter King will be called back to the ABC set at some point.
Young and the Restless Leaker Says Hunter May Exit Again as Summer
So, with all this background info, what we’ve heard from our CBS daytime source makes sense. They’ve indicated Hunter King might need to exit Y&R for a while. Shooting on a CBS primetime show would offer more flexibility since it’s under the same network umbrella.
But, the Young and the Restless actress’ new project is an ABC western feminist comedy. So, it wouldn’t shoot anywhere conveniently located near the CBS soap set. That means “Skyle” fans might need to brace themselves for a rocky road ahead. And Y&R spoilers hint trouble.
For now, Prospect hasn’t begun shooting yet, but once it does, Summer Newman could exit Young and the Restless. That’s what our CBS leaker says – and it aligns with known info. So, we’ll update you when we hear something shift on Summer Newman’s fate on Y&R.
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