Daytime Confidential is reporting that the role of Cole Thornhart will be recast with Broadway actor Van Hughes. Brandon Buddy had already started filming, but couldn't continue.
This is HUGE! Sounds like OLTL had no choice, but it is still hard to imagine someone else as Cole. I'm assuming he is coming back to reunite and ride off into the sunset with Starr. That leaves us very little time to adjust to a "new" Cole.