In news that may be quite surprising to fans, The Bold and the Beautiful has recast the role of Hope Logan.
Previously played by Kim Matula from 2010 to 2014, Brooke and Deacon's daughter will now be portrayed by Annika Noelle.
Noelle is not a total stranger to the soap opera world, having played Sami Nelson on the digital drama Venice from 2011 to 2012. The Boston native also has several films under her belt, including Jersey Boys, Evan's Crime, and True to the Game.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Noelle will first air in January. Funny enough, January also marks the month Matula can be seen in the upcoming FOX comedy series LA → Vegas, set on the Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday. The actress will play the role of head flight attendant Ronnie opposite series star Dylan McDermott.
UPDATE (November 30): Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) shared a photo with her new on-screen daughter.
Welcome #AnnikaNoelle to @bandb_cbs today for the first day that Hope is back! Happy to have u as my daughter!! What a great day! #HopeLogan #boldandthebeautiful #cbsdaytime ???????? pic.twitter.com/7bOdFfDOuq— Katherine Kelly Lang (@KatherineKellyL) November 30, 2017
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