Emmy winner Darnell Williams has joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, according to SoapOperaDigest.com. He now joins his longtime ALL MY CHILDREN co-star, Debbi Morgan, on the No. 1 rated daytime soap. Their AMC pairing as Jesse and Angie Hubbard was one of the most popular in daytime history.
The good news is that the daytime genre needs talented actors of color on the canvas to add diversity that is seriously lacking, and sadly going in the wrong direction.
The bad news is that Y&R, probably more than any other daytime soap, continues the trend of being more obsessed with casting actors than actually writing interesting stories that make fans of the show want to keep watching.
Could this move inspired AMC fans to tune in? Possibly, and this definitely is a special case where a couple (Jesse and Angie) had an huge, loyal following. But the success of popular acting duos reuniting on another soap has been very hit or miss over the years so it is certainly not a given this will help the ratings. Y&R fans may worry it is more airtime being taken away from some of their longtime favorites already not featured enough.
So what do you think Y&R faithful? Is this a good move for the show?