‘General Hospital’ Star Genie Francis “Overjoyed” About Jonathan Jackson’s Return to Port Charles

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‘General Hospital’ Star Genie Francis “Overjoyed” About Jonathan Jackson’s Return to Port Charles

Genie Francis "overjoyed" by the return of Jonathan Jackson to "General Hospital" as on-screen son Lucky Spencer; looks forward to their working together again.

By Errol Lewis
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Since it was first announced that Jonathan Jackson would be returning to “General Hospital” as Lucky Spencer, fans have wanted to hear from Genie Francis, who plays Laura Collins, about the return of her on-screen son to the daytime drama series.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday, Francis tweeted, “Dear sweet Jonathan Jackson, this show is so lucky to have you back. I am overjoyed! Can’t wait to work with you again.”

Francis’ comments are in response to Jackson publishing a short video last week where he talked about his return to the series in a post captioned, “I’m returning to @generalhospital this summer! Excited for the journey to continue…” Meanwhile, in the video, he noted how “excited [he was] to see Genie Francis, obviously.” 

Jackson was the much-buzzed-about former male cast member executive producer Frank Valentini had teased in an ABC7/On the Red Carpet interview, in which he said fans would “go crazy for” upon his return to Port Charles. As for when that will be, sources note that Jackson is expected to begin filming at “General Hospital” later this summer, with his first airdate set for early fall.

Jackson has reportedly signed a long-term deal with ABC, making it the first time in more than two decades that Jackson and Francis will be seen on-screen as contract players simultaneously. They last appeared together on-screen in 2015 during a brief appearance by Jackson.