Updated on November 10:
Brandon Buddy explained through Twitter why he couldn't continue with his planned return and stated, "I wanted to say that I am so sorry that I was unable to make a return to "OLTL" as I intended due to personal family issues. I cherish the time that I had on the show and always will. The fans mean more to me than words can express. I'm devastated about this! Again I am so sorry! Thank you all for your love and support! It really helps me in times like this. Thank you and God bless!"
Previously Reported on November 1:
Daytime Confidential is reporting, though Brandon Buddy has taped a day as Cole, he could not continue with the role, which will leave the show recasting the part if they plan to carry out Cole's storyline. Soaps.com is awaiting confirmation and will deliver any updates should they come.
Same Day Update:
Van Hughes Recast As One Life To Live's Cole Thornhart.
Previously Reported on October 31:
Soap Opera Digest has learned that former "One Life To Live" actors Brandon Buddy (ex-Cole), Susan Batten (ex-Luna), and Jessica Tuck (ex-Megan) were spotted at the studios and have taped scenes for their big return before the show leaves ABC in the beginning of January 2012, prior to migrating online with Prospect Park.
Brandon was last seen on November 10, 2010 when his character was sent to Statesville. Susan's Luna Moody Holden died on August 25, 1996 from a gunshot wound and has reappeared over the years in ghost-form. Jessica, who returned to Daytime in 2010 as "Days Of Our Lives" Madeline Peterson Woods, played Llanview's deceased Megan Gordon and has also appeared as a ghost from time to time.
Soaps.com will alert readers to the actors' return dates when they become available. Read about some other big returns through our One Life To Live Comings and Goings.
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