General Hospital is losing a prince: Marcus Coloma is leaving the ABC daytime soap after a three-year run as Prince Nikolas Cassadine.
“Marcus Coloma will no longer be playing the role of Nikolas Cassadine. His last airdate will be at the end of January,” the show confirms to Soap Opera Digest. (Daytime Confidential first reported the exit, adding that Coloma “declined to film his final scenes after learning he’d been let go.”)
Coloma has been playing Nikolas since 2019. The role was originated by Tyler Christopher in 1996, with a number of other actors playing Nikolas over the years, including Coltin Scott and Nick Stabile. There’s no word yet on when or if the role will be recast.
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