When Tanner Watts arrives on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, he might look familiar to some ABC soap fans because he’s being played by Chase Coleman, who played the role of Garrett on ONE LIFE TO LIVE back in 2006-07. The character was said to be a popular recording artist who will share a connection with someone in Genoa City, and that lucky person turned out to be Tessa Porter!
Tanner wanted Tessa to go on tour with him, but things were complicated by the fact that they used to be married! Although her girlfriend, Mariah Copeland, assured her it was okay, Tessa was unsure whether or not to take her ex up on his offer. Ultimately, Tanner convinced Tessa to join him and they left Genoa City together.
Fans might also recognize Coleman from one of his many other roles, such as Oliver on THE ORIGINALS, Terry on AQUARIUS, or Billy on BOARDWALK EMPIRE. The actor is also a talented musician, performing with his band, Mercy Mode, so playing a singer on Y&R shouldn’t prove too difficult!
The role is reportedly short-term but in the world of soaps, who knows what the future may hold? Stay tuned to see how much drama Tanner stirs up and for more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.