Updated November 30: "The Bold and the Beautiful" posted a first look photo of Annika Noelle on the set of the CBS soap as the new Hope Logan. The show also revealed her first air date to be January 8 and stated, "It's @annikanoelle's first day on set! Tune in on January 8 to see her debut in the role of Hope Logan." Katherine Kelly Lang, who plays her mother Brooke, posted the same shot on Instagram with the caption, "What a great day at work today!"
On November 22, actress Annika Noelle, who played Sami Nelson on “Venice: The Series” from 2011 – 2012, was cast in the role of Hope Logan, vacated by Kim Matula in 2016, according to Soap Opera Digest. Noelle began her acting career doing shorts, including an appearance in a Black Keys music video, and her other credits include movies such as “Love’s Christmas Journey,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Evan’s Crime.” She also had roles in the TV series “Bree Does Comedy” and “Chasing Life,” and recently wrapped production on “Demon Lake.” The character of Hope Logan has been living in Paris, and left town after a fall down the stairs on her mother's estate involving Quinn. Watch for Hope to return near the beginning of January.