It’s been 14 years since “Passions” concluded its run, and actor James Hyde (ex-Sam Bennett) is finally heading back to daytime TV. He’s been cast in the recurring role of Jeremy Stark on “The Young and the Restless” and will first air over multiple episodes beginning Friday, October 21.
Hyde’s character is said to have shared a connection with Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters) during her time away from Genoa City, which will hopefully help fill in the gaps both Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) are seeking to get the goods on their nemesis/rival.
Following the 2008 finale of “Passions,” Hyde has kept himself busy with guest appearances in several notable primetime shows such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the TV series iteration of “Rush Hour.” He more recently starred in the Netflix Mexican drama “Monarca,” which deals with a family’s tequila empire threatened by corruption and deadly secrets. Hyde played Martin Ross, the husband of Ana Mária Carranza Dávila (Irene Azuela), the only daughter of the powerful family. The series was canceled after just two seasons.
Hyde has starred in two TV movies this year alone, including “Prisoner of Love” and “Love Under the Lemon Tree.” The former features his “Passions” co-star Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald), who also directed the movie.
In addition to his TV movies and “Y&R,” Hyde can also be seen playing a recurring role in the upcoming third season of the Telemundo series, “La Reina del Sur,” which premieres Tuesday, October 18, on the Spanish language network. The show stars Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo as she reprises her iconic role as Teresa Mendoza and takes place four years after U.S. authorities convicted Teresa for the murders of three Drug Enforcement Agents. Separated from her beloved daughter Sofia (Isabella Sierra), Teresa lives behind bars in a maximum-security prison, stripped of all freedoms. Devising a highly sophisticated escape plan, Teresa’s old friends Oleg (Antonio Gil) and Jonathan (Tiago Correa) daringly extract her from prison to take her to Mexico, meeting President Epifanio Vargas (Humberto Zurita). In a world motivated by alliances and secret deals, Teresa agrees to embark on her most dangerous mission yet, taking her throughout Latin America with the urgent hope that she can end her fugitive’s life and reunite with Sofia at last.
For five seasons, USA Network produced an English-language iteration entitled “Queen of the South,” which remains a massive acquired property for streaming service Netflix.
Check out the Telemundo show’s third season trailer below.