William deVry is joining the cast of GH as a new character “Derek Wells”. He first airs July 30.
I like deVry so this good news in some ways, for me. Derek Wells is supposedly Connie’s boss, which is hard to follow considering Jax was a major investor before Todd miraculously owned Crimson, and now this guy does. Whatever. I think it would have been perfect for TPTB to write out some of the deadweight on this show, and instead bring this new guy in as a new love interest for Connie rather than writing her out in a Sonny-obsessed fashion. I can totally see good chemistry between Kelly Sullivan and William deVry. But then again I see a lot of wasted opportunities on this show.
This is absolutely wonderful news! William deVry is surely one of the most gifted actors in daytime. So happy for him he landed this contract role, and can’t wait for his first airdate!
I agree, I could definitely see him as having perfect chemistry with Sullivan, but alas, the show it seems has other long-term plans in store for his character. In any case, with deVry now on board, count me officially in as a more regular viewer of GH, weaknesses and all!
Great news for GH, who just continues to make great casting scores. I love deVry, and hope this goes well for him. (I would have loved to see him as a potential love interest for Hope on DAYS, now that Bo is gone, but he’ll likely be put to good use here.)