After much speculation, it has been confirmed by General Hospital’s executive producer Frank Valentini on Friday, that Tonja Walker is set to return to the ABC daytime drama series for a prominent role beginning to air in early 2017.
In the statement the EP related: “We are very happy to be bringing Tonja back to GH. While we can’t share what role she’ll be playing, we can guarantee that she’ll be shaking things up in Port Charles.”
On GH, Walker played Olivia Jerome from 1988-1990, until the character was killed-off by her brother Julian! Savvy GH fans think they may know who Walker will play! The initiasl O and J may be very important since fans began speculating that the person Julian (William deVry) is speaking with and getting some directives from is named Oscar Jessup. But Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) discovered Jessup died in the early 90′s!
If Walker is reprising Olivia, it would provide great drama with her revenge on her brother and her past with Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). And, how might Ava Jerome (Maura West) feel about having Olivia actually alive and well? Stay tuned to see how this all plays itself out.
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