The Young and the Restless has finally got their man. This morning TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan broke the news exclusively that none other than the talented and oh-so-sexy Justin Hartley has landed the primo role of the black sheep of the Newman clan … Adam Newman!
Hartley, who soap fans remember from his early days on Passions, but more recently for his juicy primetime television roles on Smallville, Mistresses, and one of our favorites on last season’s Revenge as Patrick, will be joining the CBS soap opera in late September when he begins taping scenes. Hartley will first air as Adam right in time for the all important November Sweeps!
Justin told TVG, “I’m so pumped about joining Y&R — I watch it all the time and can’t wait to get in there and get my hands dirty! “I have great respect for daytime drama. I love the branding. I love the style. What can I say? I love good soap!”
And in terms of what went down to ultimately land Hartley the role, he says he met with Y&R EP Jill Farren Phelps and CBS Daytime exec Angelica McDaniel and “came away away feeling very excited. The powers that be are smart, lovely people with kind hearts. It’ll be wonderful going to work knowing I’m really wanted.”
Hartley also knows the pressure is on to prove himself with the the cast of the number one soap and the long enduring fans of the series who have been very vocal on the entire casting of a new Adam Newman and the dismissal last year of predecessor Michael Muhney. Justin revealed: ”Y&R is the No. 1 show and the acting company is exceptional. There’s no period of adjustment with these people and that’s daunting. I don’t just have to be fantastic, I have to be fantastic right now!”
So what do you think about the casting choice of Justin Hartley of Adam Newman? Excited to see Justin join the Newmans? Let us know!