The “Young and the Restless” fans have to say goodbye to one actor. Justin Hartley, who has played Adam since 2014, revealed that he is no longer on the CBS soap opera. However, his fans might not be too surprised by that.
Hartley waited until Adam went missing to announce his news. With Adam presumed dead, Hartley revealed that he won’t return to the soap. “After many weeks of having to keep quiet in order not to spoil storylines for all of you, the time has finally come that I’m able to write you this letter,” Hartley wrote on Facebook.
He explained that he wanted to thank all of his “Y&R” fans for their support. “You are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans I’ve ever encountered. You are truly the heart of the show. It simply does not work without you. I wanted to thank you for that.”
The 39-year-old hopes their support carries over to his next project. “I’m beyond thrilled and proud of my new series, ‘This Is Us.’ We have a sensational cast and crew, wonderful writing and I would be honored to have you all tune in and watch,” Hartley added. Read his whole letter on his official Facebook page.
The NBC drama is highly anticipated and follows the lives of several adults who were born on the same day. Hartley’s character is a sitcom actor who is struggling to be taken seriously. Hartley has appeared in most of the trailers for the new series, so many of his followers expected news of his “Y&R” exit. However, a primetime series might not be the end of Hartley’s daytime career.
Hartley previously spent nearly 10 years on NBC’s “Passions.” He left in 2008 to take primetime gigs on “Smallville” and several other dramas before returning to the world of soap operas in 2014 for “The Young and the Restless.” Viewers never know if he’ll return again, but for now, they’ll have to tune into “This Is Us” when it premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. EDT on NBC if they want to see Hartley.
“The Young and the Restless” airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for times.