Major recast.

Just this morning reports came in that Brandon Buddy was unable to return as planned as Cole Thornhart. Now, Daytime Confidential is reporting that Broadway actor Van Hughes has stepped in to fill the role in what will be viewed as a major recast for Llanview fans. Though Brandon did shoot one day’s worth of scenes already, those will be re-shot with Van in the role.

Van appeared on “One Life To Live” in 2010 as Ulrich Simon and played Gil Penn on “As The World Turns” from 2006 to 2007. He also appeared in “Sex In The City,” as well as its sequel, and in “Law & Order,” to name a few of his other credits.