Matthew Atkinson Upped to Contract Status at ‘Y&R’

Sean Smith/JPI Studios
Sean Smith/JPI Studios
Sean Smith/JPI Studios

With his character married to Summer (Hunter King), following an altercation with Paul (Doug Davidson) that resulted in Genoa City’s top cop getting shot, it was only a matter of time before “The Young and the Restless” locked down actor Matthew Atkinson (Austin) with a contract. CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting the soap has done just that!

When Soap Opera Network caught up with Atkinson earlier this year, the actor shared that Summer is the shining light in Austin’s life and that she brings out the good in him. “She kind of fights for him, and she’s the one person in his life that he knows is there.” He’ll likely soon have to return the favor when Summer’s mother, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni), returns to town just as the big secret about Summer’s paternity is set to finally come out.