The reports over the weekend were indeed true. General Hospital has let-go of Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine).
The pink slip to Tyler is not a total surprise. First, cost cutting measures at GH, and secondly, he has a recurring role in the new ABC Family primetime series set to debut on August 15th, The Lying Game, helmed by Chuck Pratt. Christopher told ABC Soaps In Depth “Yes, it’s true,” about his being let-go on Friday. No final airdate for Tyler as Nikolas has been announced, but he said to be expected to leave the series within the next few weeks.
According to SID, “The actor’s contract was up in June, and Friday would have marked the beginning of the last 13-week cycle period in his current deal — and the time at which ABC would have had to notify him if they would be offering a new contract or not. The actor also told In Depth just last month that he was on the fence about renewing his GH contract, but was even open to doing both series. ”
We wish Tyler all the best! So how do you think GH should write out the character Nikolas Cassadine? Let us know!