Young & Restless Shocker: Hunter King Recast as Summer

By THOUSIF INC

Ever since The Young and the Restless re-signed Michael Mealor as Kyle.

Fans wondered whether the CBS soap would next announce that it was bringing back Hunter King as summer. Now they know: It is not happening.

On April 20, the show revealed that it had recast the role of Kyle's bride with Allison Lanier.

Whom you may recognize from Amazon's Red Oaks or the indie flicks It Happened in L.A., Mia, and Fish Bones.

Whom you may recognize from Amazon's Red Oaks or the indie flicks It Happened in L.A., Mia, and Fish Bones.

(If she wants to brush up on her new character's history, our photo gallery is a fun-filled crash course in all things Summer.)

You may recall that when Young & Restless let go of Mealor and King in the summer of 2021, the actress explained to the media  what had gone down like this:

"When these things happen [during contract negotiations], there are various reasons they happen."

"It is such an odd process [working out a business arrangement] and feeling like it is your family. It is weird."

However, King said, " I hope always to have Summer in my life in some capacity."

"I am not sure yet what that will continue to look like, but I know that I hold her very near and dear to my heart."

Once Young & Restless resurrected Diane with Susan Walters reclaiming the role from her last portrayer.

Maura West (Ava, General Hospital) Mealor was put back on contract as the troublemaker and Jack's son.

However, since Kyle had only recently married sweetheart Summer.

Well, she had to come back, too, fans figured. The show had already married them off off-screen. It could not break them up again off-screen, too!

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