Add this to the list of more changes at The Young and the Restless – casting side! TV Guide is reporting today that Ignachio Serricchio, best known for his role as the text-message killer, Diego Alcazar on General Hospital, and more recently for his portrayal of Manny Ramos on the hit web series, The Bay, has been cast in a new role on the number one soap!
Serricchio is now set to play a new character named Alex, a streetwise undercover officer who comes to Genoa City from the Big Apple with a big secret. A representative for Y&R informs TVG that the actor is expected to begin work in late October and will hit the air in December.
The casting of Serricchio looks to be a part of a previously announced initiative from new Y&R executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps and head writer, Josh Griffith, of bringing a prominent Latino contingent to the top-rated soap!
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