General Hospital fans are getting their wish! It’s the comeback everyone has been hoping for and through the efforts of executive producer, Frank Valentini it has come to pass!
Breaking news this afternoon has Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite Genie Francis set to return to her beloved role as Laura Spencer on the ABC soap!
According to EW.com, “Francis just closed a deal to reprise her role as Laura Spencer for the drama’s 50th anniversary this year. She’ll report to the sudser’s Studio City, Calif., set sometime later this month for a Feb. 11 debut, which is actually 50 days before the series’ April 1 anniversary.
Francis stated on her upcoming return, “I don’t know what the story is. I have no idea, but Frank is very persuasive, energetic, infectious and has a sense of fun, a positive-ness that makes you want to work for the guy. He assured me there was going to be nice stuff to play. I am choosing to believe him. It’s not for me to tell them how to run their show. But my biggest concern was that there had to be a good reason for me to stay away from my family.” And that according to the report will be done so viewers understand why Laura would be away from her beloved children.
As of now it is unclear how long Francis will be sticking around. However, Frank Valentini took to Twitter just a few minutes ago and celebrated with all of his followers and GH fans tweeting, “It’s so awesome! Genie Francis is on her way to Port Charles!” Genie then followed suit on her Twitter account with this tweet: “Okay now that you tweeted it I can tweet it too. Looking forward to working with you!”
Francis was let-go by The Young and the Restless late in 2012 as Genevieve Atkinson which paved the way for this opportunity. However, it appears that Valentini looked to be trying to figure out a way to lure Genie back all-along to her original home in Port Charles!
So soapers, what do you think of the news of Genie returning to GH? Let us know, we know so many of you have been hoping for this day!