‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Adam Newman Recast Confirmed – Is He Back Already?

Young and the Restless spoilers from two reliable sources say Adam Newman (formerly Justin Hartley) is heading back to the show as a recast. It seems that new showrunner Josh Griffith is making a big splash as he takes the reins of the CBS soap. But is Adam already back in Genoa City making trouble?

Bringing back fan-fave Adam could be a way to mark his takeover and show fans that he’s listening to them – unlike Mal Young. From the moment that Victor Newman Jr (aka Adam) went boom in the cabin explosion, fans wanted him back. According to two very reliable sources, it is happening! Here’s what we know.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Adam Newman Recast Confirmed

See the screenshot below from Soaps.com said they discovered that Y&R is “recasting the role of Adam Newman”. Soap Opera Digest also confirmed (see tweet below) that the CBS soap is bringing the Newman son home. However, this may or may not relate to the casting call recently reported.

Young and the Restless spoilers reveal the CBS soap put out a casting call looking for a “charming cad” named Jeremy. The script showed they were reading men that were white and in their 30s. The audition script dialog had the character admitting that it feels liberating to be hated. He reads with a female character that calls him a psycho and has herself recently been outcast by Genoa City.

The test script also says the two were once together but he ditched her and moved on. However, the audition script may be for another role – or for Adam. Shows like Young and the Restless are often careful with audition scripts so they give nothing away. But then again, that may be another character entirely.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Adam Newman recast

Y&R Recast: No Michael Muhney or Justin Hartley!

The two most notable actors in the Young and the Restless role were Michael Muhney (20090-2014) and Justin Hartley (2014-2016). Reliable sources confirmed Adam Newman is back – but as a recast. That means no Michael Muhney, no Justin Hartley. A recast means a new actor. Plus, Michael Muhney and Eric Braeden don’t play well together.

With Mal Young gone, The Mustache is back to work full-time at Y&R. Also, Hartley is a breakout star on This Is Us, so his return is off the table as well. A recast is what is most logical. And now, of course, it is confirmed.

The tweet below is from Soap Opera Digest, also confirming the recast. But why now?

Young and the Restless: Mal Young Didn’t Want Adam Newman Back

Fans absolutely adore Adam Newman and have asked for his return to come back every time he left. However, fan pleas fell on deaf ears when it came to recently-fired Mal Young. He retooled the show despite fan outcry as he dismantled legacy families. Mal Young made clear he was not going to bring back Y&R.

But with Josh Griffith as the new head writer, things are changing. and his material has just started filming. This means that we’ll more than likely see where the stories will go in February or early March. If he was trying to win over Young and the Restless fans and boost sagging ratings, recasting Adam Newman could be a great idea.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Could Adam Already Be Back?

There’s one last thing to consider with two reliable sources (Soaps.com and SOD) both confirming the Adam Newman recast. Could he already be back in Genoa City. Think about this. Mal Young may have already written the finale of the never-ending JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) murder plot. But that doesn’t mean it was filmed yet.

With someone that knows the Newman mansion intimately creeping around and filming things, it could be Adam. Perhaps Josh Griffith scrapped Mal Young’s plot wrap-up (if it wasn’t filmed yet) and decided to twist the whole thing around and make it Adam tormenting the Newmans. It sure sounds like something he would do.

At this point, what is confirmed (although not yet by the network), is that Adam Newman will come back as a recast. But perhaps Josh Griffith already cast the role and is using his return to wrap this terribly drawn-out JT plot. Now that’s a way to make a huge splash as the new showrunner. Watch CBS weekdays to see Adam Newman return – but who knows when?

Come back soon to Soap Dirt and get more Young and the Restless spoilers.

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.