A new casting call has raised some eyebrows. The breakdown for the role, described as a rugged 30something male, shares some striking similarities to a character viewers are already familiar with: Chance Chancellor.
According to the casting call, Y&R is seeking a "rugged, dynamic, energetic man in his mid-30s" for the role of Dylan McAvoy. The character reportedly "comes from humble, blue-collar beginnings, was studying to be an architect when his construction/contractor father was injured and Dylan had to drop out of college to take over the business. He's done two tours of duty in the Middle East, army special ops. The war left a mark on him. He's done his best to bury it with optimism and a wry, sometimes offbeat sense of humor."
Soap Opera Uncensored's Nelson Branco has noted that Dylan sounds an awful lot like Chance Chancellor. Could the show be in the process of bringing the character back into the fold?
It's been more than a year since Chance was last seen on-screen. In his most recent appearances, Chance was portrayed by actor John Driscoll. Driscoll, however, is otherwise obligated for at least the next year, so if Y&R is bringing Chance back into the fold, it will be without Driscoll. In October, Driscoll revealed that he had enlisted in the armed forces.
Whoever Dylan turns out to be -- and soap fans will know that names used in casting calls often are attempts to keep certain storylines secret -- the role won't be seen until the New Year. The actor hired for the role won't report to work until January 2013.