Summer is returning to Genoa City, but she’ll look different than she did before. The Young and the Restless has cast Allison Lanier as the new Summer Newman.
Previously played by Emmy winning actress Hunter King (2012-2016; 2018-2021), King exited the series last summer with co-star Michael Mealor after failing to come to terms on a new contract. Summer left town with longtime love Kyle. They later guest starred for an episode during the wedding of Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Ashland (then-Richard Burgi).
Mealor has since returned to the series with a big storyline — Kyle’s mother Diane, long thought to be dead has been alive this whole time! He makes his on-screen return next week. So it’s no surprise his love wouldn’t be that far behind.
Although Lanier is new to daytime, she has prior acting experience. She had a recurring role as as Annabelle on the Amazon series, Red Oaks and appeared in indie films Mia and Fish Bones.
Allison Lanier will make her soap debut in May.
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Episodes are available on demand on Paramount Plus.