The Young and the Restless fans are upset because Justin Hartley decided to leave the role of Adam Newman. When it came out that he landed a series regular role on NBC's This Is Us; many viewers braced themselves for Hartley to leave the soapy series. It looks like he decided to step away from Y&R and concentrate fully on his primetime adventure. So where does that leave the role of Adam Newman

The casting call

The role of Adam Newman is a central part of the series. His rivalry with his father, Victor (Eric Braeden) and Billy (Jason Thompson) bring conflict and often times, humor to the show. Without it, the soap opera wouldn't have as much depth.

Adam is a character you love to hate. He challenges his father and strives to do what is right. He's grown a lot of the years, but his differences with his father have kept the show interesting. 

A few weeks ago, She Knows Soaps reported that Y&R issued a casting call to play the role of "Dean." The one detail that was apparent right away was that Dean sounded almost exactly like Adam. At that point, the Young and the Restless fans were not aware that Justin had given his notice on the soapy series, yet. Is it possible that Dean is really a code for the role of Adam Newman?  We'll soon find out when Adam returns within the next few months.

Finding the perfect Adam Newman, again

A few months ago, Soaps In Depth reported that AMC alum, Aiden Turner was seen on the set of the Young and the Restless.

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It brought the speculation that he could have been auditioning for a contract role. Later, a CBS inside source revealed that Aiden was on the set for a screen test with Melissa Claire Egan. Y&R fans panicked because they knew if he had a screen test with Melissa, he was probably auditioning for the role of Adam. At this time, CBS has not revealed if they found the right person to take over Justin Hartley's role. They only revealed they were looking for "an established actor." 

The Young and the Restless fans, do you think Aiden Turner would make a good Adam Newman?