Soap Opera Digest can exclusively confirm that Bryan R. Dattilo is returning to the role of Lucas Horton. The actor, who first appeared in Salem in 1993, was last seen in June, 2010 for Alice’s memorial, and will be back on-screen in late February, 2012. Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng says, “We are very excited Bryan Dattilo, who has been greatly missed on the show, is back in Salem. The reset of DAYS is about bringing core families back together, rekindling old romances, and sparking new ones.”
I’ll be happy to see Lucas back on-screen, even though Bryan Datillo was pretty iffy as an actor at times and the character of Lucas was kind of useless during his last couple of years. It seems like Lucas should be in Salem now — everything that’s happening with Will, Kate relaunching Countess W, his nemesis Daniel now being the son of his beloved Aunt Maggie AND dating his sister, Carrie and Austin deciding to stay in town. There are a ton of things for him to be involved in.