Already have an account?
Get back to the

GH Alum Sean Blakemore Opens up About His Exciting New Role


From ex-convict to officer of the law — Former GENERAL HOSPITAL star Sean Blakemore (ex-Shawn) is now playing Sheriff Jack Myer in CRUEL SUMMER! The second season of the Freeform hit premiered on June 5.

The teen mystery series is an anthology, meaning that season two is a completely separate story with completely new characters navigating a completely new murder. So you can easily jump right in without having to worry about watching season one first! Set in the idyllic waterfront town of Chatham, CRUEL SUMMER season two follows Megan, Isabella, and Luke as they navigate their complicated relationships as a tragedy turns the community upside down.

“I love projects that focus on character development because with character development you have better story,” Blakemore told People. “And with this, because it’s a mystery, there’s so many twists, and makes you have a great story, it makes you more invested, and that’s the ride. That’s what you want. You want people to be invested. You want them to go along the process and you want to affect them.”

Sean Blakemore Cruel Summer
Sheriff Myer has a terrible crime to solve and only one season in which to do it!Justine Yeung/Freeform

Blakemore joined the cast of GH in January 2011 as Shawn Butler, and viewers were disappointed when the fan-favorite character was written off in 2015. Shawn was released from prison in April 2021 so that he could get justice for being falsely imprisoned, but a year later, he left Port Charles again.

Outside of daytime, the actor has enjoyed success playing various different characters in television series like BOSCH, DEVIOUS MAIDS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, MACGYVER, GREENLEAF, and ALL RISE as well as films like Star Trek Into Darkness, Pet, One Crazy Christmas, and Ad Astra.

“To be a diverse actor as an African American male — tall, I’m 6’1, 220 [pounds], dark skin — they can very easily want to lock you in the box,” Blakemore declared. “And you have to fight that. You have to make sure that you’re seen as a vast character, not just a strong image.”

So make sure you watch Blakemore as Sheriff Myer on CRUEL SUMMER, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Freeform and streaming on Hulu!

Love GH? Be sure to join our We Love General Hospital Facebook group to chat about all the latest storylines and juicy gossip! 

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.