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Jonathan Jackson Back to ‘General Hospital’ as Lucky Spencer

"General Hospital" fans are about to "go crazy" for Jonathan Jackson when the actor returns as Lucky Spencer after signing a long-term contract with ABC.

By Errol Lewis
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Jonathan Jackson is making his long-awaited return as Lucky Spencer on “General Hospital,” Deadline‘s Lynette Rice reported.

According to the outlet, Jackson will be back in Port Charles as his Daytime Emmy Award-winning character “later this summer in what is expected to be a long run.” This also marks the first time Jackson will have been back on the show since making a brief appearance in 2015.

The news of Jackson’s return to the show coincides with executive producer Frank Valentini letting it slip earlier this month that a former male cast member would return and that fans would “go crazy for him.”

Look for Jackson to begin taping later this summer at “General Hospital” with his first airdate set for early fall. Storyline details remain under wraps, but fans should expect a reunion of sorts between Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Lucky as they deal with what’s happening in their children’s lives, particularly Aiden Webber (Tristan Riggs), who announced to his mother that he was gay.

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Separate from Jackson, Deadline also reports that more past characters are set to appear on the show in the next few months, which aligns with what I’d been hearing about the show as it gears up for a reset of sorts heading into the fall season under head writer Elizabeth Korte.

On Monday, it was announced that Bryan Craig would return to the show as Morgan Corinthos for a single episode in early August, likely as a ghost or a vision as viewers will recall, the character was formally killed in a car explosion back in 2016 and has previously made brief appearances as a ghost or vision.

Since making his formal exit from “General Hospital” in 2011, Jackson went on to star for six seasons on ABC’s “Nashville,” playing Avery Barkley, an aspiring country music star who went on to create a family with Hayden Panettiere’s (“Guiding Light”) country/pop singer character Juliette Barnes.

On the film side, Jackson has appeared in such films as “Tuck Everlasting,” “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” “Venom,” and more recently “Unsung Hero.”