‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Casting Leak Hints Adam Newman Recast on Y&R

Young and the Restless spoilers from a recent casting leak hint that Adam Newman (formerly Justin Hartley and Michael Muhney) might finally be heading back to the CBS soap – as a recast.

Fans have long waited for Adam Newman to return and some sites report his resurrection on a near-daily basis. A new blind item on soap casting now has Y&R fans excited that it could finally happen.

Perhaps this is how new head writer Josh Griffith plans to make a splash and win back the fans that have been tuning out of Young and the Restless since Mal Young’s disastrous regime ripped apart families. Bringing back legacy son Adam Newman could heal the rift.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Adam Newman Casting Calls?

Rumors began swirling about Adam’s return when it was leaked that Young and the Restless was looking for an actor to play a role that had ties to people in Genoa City. Of course, this could be anyone. There are so many characters who have come and gone from the show, so it’s hard to limit them.

Young and the Restless spoilers show a second blind item came out (see below) about a high profile character returning. Adam Newman is certainly high profile on Y&R. A third teaser is that someone leaked details about the audition scripts. Reportedly, the audition material sounds like it could be the presumed-dead Newman son.

Fans jumped on the fact that it very obviously seemed like this character had ties to multiple people in town. The script’s dialogue made it seem like the characters really knew each other, which made fans immediately think of Adam Newman. Then again, this could be about someone else from the soap’s past…

Many Young and the Restless Fans Want Michael Muhney

The last time fans saw Adam Newman on Y&R, Justin Hartley was in the role. Adam ended up “dying” in a fiery cabin explosion. Longtime viewers refused to believe that Adam actually died in that fire. It is a daytime drama, after all — deaths in soaps don’t necessarily stick. Plus, he’s died before and waltzed back into town.

While Y&R fans loved Hartley’s portrayal of the role, he won’t be back to Y&R given his prime time success and critical acclaim on award-winning This Is Us. However, Michael Muhney is probably best known for playing Adam Newman. He was in the role from 2009 to 2014.

Many Young and the Restless viewers would love to see Muhney back as the fan-favorite character. However, that seems unlikely as well. Remember, he and Victor Newman actor Eric Braeden don’t like each other at all. With Braeden still the main star at Y&R, it seems a long shot. Plus, given that the blind item mentions auditions for a certain part that sounds like a new actor and a recast, not a returning past actor.

Adam Newman Back to Y&R or Not?

From the moment he “died” in that cabin explosion, fans wanted Adam Newman back on Young and the Restless. If the prodigal son return, he would have a ton of drama waiting for him. At the moment, his family is currently dealing with the murder of JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) and other turmoil.

Young and the Restless spoilers indicate there hasn’t been any announcement on whether or not Adam Newman is coming back – or the role that Y&R is auditioning. While fans might love to see Adam again, it really is up in the air. However, someone with ties to the legacy families is heading to Genoa City. So, stay tuned to CBS weekdays to see what happens next.

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