In a temporary replacement situation, Daytime Confidential is reporting that none other than Nick Stabile (Ex-Sunset Beach, DAYS, and Passions) is stepping in for Tyler Christopher in the role of Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital!
Christopher, who earlier this month won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys for the first time in his enduring 20-plus year career in the part, apparently has asked the GH powers-that-be for some time off due to personal reasons.
The item also reports that Tyler has been in lengthy contract negotiations with the ABC daytime drama series, but that Stabile taking on the role of Nikolas is being viewed by all involved as short-term. Fans also remember seeing Nick on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
TV Line spoke with a GH rep for more clarification and related: “The soap could neither say how long the recast would be playing Hayden’s husband nor when the big switch would take place on air.”
What do you think about the news of an impending Nikolas’ replacement on the heels of Tyler’s Emmy win? Do you think Stabile will make a good substitute for Christopher? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!