The Young and the Restless revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Chancellor, Baldwin and Winters families. ­ When The Young and the Restless premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. It continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, romance and sensuality.

The Young and the Restless - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1973-04-26

The Young and the Restless - The Young and the Restless characters (2015) - Netflix

The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera. It was first broadcast on March 26, 1973, and airs on CBS. The following is a list of characters that first appeared on the soap opera in 2015, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and co-executive producer/head writer Charles Pratt, Jr.

The Young and the Restless - Luca Santori - Netflix

Luca Santori, portrayed by Miles Gaston Villanueva, is introduced as the estranged husband of Marisa Sierras (Sofia Pernas). The series had released a casting call for role in July 2015. Villanueva's casting was announced on August 10, 2015. The actor had previously appeared on the series in a bit part of a priest assisting Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) with locating her long lost son, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton). In 2015, Villanueva was cast in the newly created role of Luca Santori and is revealed to be the estranged husband of Marisa Sierras (Sofia Pernas), the girlfriend of Noah Newman (Robert Adamson). Luca would later grant Marisa a divorce so that she could pursue a serious romantic relationship with Noah. Luca was also briefly engaged to Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Phyllis Abbott's (Gina Tognoni) daughter Summer Newman (Hunter King), before the engagement was called off when it was revealed by Victoria Newman's (Amelia Heinle) boyfriend Travis Crawford (Michael Roark) at Luca and Summer's engagement party that Luca was responsible for the destruction of the oil rigs owned by Newman Enterprises, and he was arrested for that crime and sent to prison.

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