General Hospital actor joins primetime soap reboot.
Soaps.com has learned that "General Hospital's" Rick Hearst (Port Charles' Ric Lansing) will appear in the upcoming twelfth episode of the CW's "Dynasty" reboot. The episode is titled "Promises You Can't Keep." So far there is no information on his character, only what the actor teased in an Instagram post, "My most challenging role yet. A conservative Republican." Dynasty was just given a full 22 season episode order by the CW. The show is a reboot of the 80s primetime soap which follows two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
The new version is told through the perspectives of two women at odds, Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into the family. The show not only features the glitz and glamour of extreme wealth, but also exposes the dark underbelly of a corrupt world built on backroom deals. The show stars Grant Show (Blake Carrington), Nathalie Kelley (Cristal Flores), Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon Carrington), James Mackay (Steven Carrington), Alan Dale (Joseph Anders), Sam Adegoke (Jeff Colby), Robert Christopher Riley (Michael Culhane), Rafael de La Fuente (Sam Flores) and "GH" alums Brianna Brown (Claudia Blaisdel, Lisa Niles on "GH") and Elena Tovar (Iris, Rosalie on "GH").
Since Hearst last appeared on General Hospital in July of 2016 he's kept busy with other roles. He appeared on the first season of VH1's Daytime Divas and in the upcoming feature film Full Count. Soaps.com will keep you updated with an air date for Hearst's "Dynasty" episode and more information on his character as it becomes available. "Dynasty" airs Wednesdays at 9:00 PM ET on the CW.
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- Dustin Cushman