‘Young and the Restless’ News: Hunter King Back on Set Taping as Summer Newman

Young and the Restless actress Hunter King, aka Summer Newman on the long-running soap opera, is back on the CBS set taping. King started filming again in the New Year, which is a great surprise for fans of the Newman troublemaker. Just what will she get into now that she’s back? Will she potentially cause even more drama with her mother, Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) again?

Young and the Restless – Hunter King Back as Summer Newman

Hunter King is ready to portray Summer Newman once again. Some fans worried as to King’s fate on Young and the Restless because she was recently upped to a series regular on the CBS show Life in Pieces. Because of this promotion, King was seen less on Y&R in 2018. For a few episodes, Bayley Corman replaced Hunter King as Summer Newman. However, King returned just a few episodes later.

Now, it looks there’s more drama in Genoa City again for Summer Newman! While Hunter King may be back filming on set, there hasn’t been any word on how long she will be on Y&R in the new year. Because she has other responsibilities on other shows, she may be back only as recurring instead of “on contract” as she once was.

Y&R Spoilers: Summer Left After Billy Abbott Affair

As Young and the Restless viewers know, Summer previously left Genoa City to take a job in Dubai. Her grandfather, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), offered her an opportunity and she took it. This, of course, upset her mother, who didn’t want her daughter working for Newman Enterprises. Phyllis, in normal dramatic fashion, let her daughter know she thought little of this career move.

Of course, one of her biggest storylines in 2018 was her crush on her mother’s boyfriend, Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson). For weeks, she tried to get Billy to sleep with her while he was dating her mother. She also had that shady bet with Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) regarding bedding Billy. Finally, Billy and Summer slept together when he wanted revenge on Phyllis for cheating.

Summer Newman tried reigniting her romance with Kyle , though that failed. Finally, she made her rounds around town to say goodbye before her departure. That led many Y&R fans to assume Summer was leaving the show for good. Now, it’s going to be interesting to see why Summer comes back to town, and what drama she creates once she gets back.

Young and the Restless: Summer Back for Phyllis Drama?

Summer and her mom Phyllis Abbott haven’t always had the best mother-daughter relationship on Young and the Restless. Right before Summer left GC, things were definitely not great between the two. After all, she slept with Billy fresh off his split with her mom while the wound was still raw.

Now that Summer is returning, could she be back to make amends with her mom? Or possibly to create even more drama for Phyllis? There’s no telling what state their relationship will be in, as they’ve always had quite an up and down relationship.

Phyllis has her hands full with her own drama at the moment. She may help her mother through the ordeal of the JT coverup finally coming out. Summer Newman might also try and steal Kyle from Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle), since she’s very competitive.

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Julia Mehalko

I grew up watching soap opera after soap opera with my mother -- and the habit has yet to disappear. Now, in between my daily daytime drama addiction, I also get to write about it.