General Hospital Tyler Christopher Leaving

General Hospital: Tyler Christopher Not Returning, as Contract Talks Crumble

Remember what we said about “Some day, your prince will come“…? Scratch that.

Because as it turns out, contract talks between Tyler Christopher and General Hospital “fell apart” in August, Soap Opera Digest is reporting, and as such he won’t be returning to the role of Nikolas Cassadine, from which he took a hiatus in May.

During Christopher’s late spring/summer absence from ABC’s sole surviving sudser, Sunset Beach alum Nick Stabile took over as Nikolas, making his final appearance in late July. Christopher in turn teased his September return at a GH Fan Club Weekend event, only to promptly walk back his claim — which a show rep declined to confirm at the time — and state, “Nothing official yet.”

Christopher, who this year won his first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, originated the role of Laura Spencer’s firstborn son back in 1996.