It seems like it’s been forever that poor Shawn Butler has been locked up for a crime he didn’t commit — but that’s all about to change! Portrayer Sean Blakemore will be returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL in the coming weeks! When the news began circulating on Twitter that Jordan’s ex — and T.J.’s biological father — would be returning to the canvas, many followers thought that it was an April Fool’s joke. But Blakemore was quick to pipe in and confirm the news himself! “It’s the real deal,” he assured his followers. “See you soon!”
Over on Instagram, Blakemore revealed in a story that GH approached him to return to the soap, “They asked me to come back to play and have a little fun,” he wrote in the text. “I said, why not.”
The Daytime Emmy winner played the role from 2011-’15, at which point Shawn was written out and sentenced to Pentonville for shooting Hayden. Even though it was eventually revealed that it was Nikolas, not Shawn, who was responsible for putting a bullet in Hayden’s head, Shawn’s innocence in the matter has never been addressed. Hopefully, Shawn’s return to Port Charles will mean that his conviction is overturned!
While his alter ego has spent the past six years behind bars, Blakemore, who briefly reprised the role in 2016, has certainly kept busy since exiting the soap. In addition to being a series regular on the BET drama THE QUAD, he’s had recurring roles on DEVIOUS MAIDS, CSI: CYBER, and GREENLEAF.
Although an air date for Blakemore has yet to be announced, it’s a pretty safe bet that Shawn’s return will certainly make the already-messy Jordan/Curtis/Taggert/Portia storyline a whole lot messier!
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