Is AnnaLynne McCord Taking Over As Nicole Walker On ‘DOOL’?

AnnaLynne McCord/Credit: Instagram

Actress AnnaLynne McCord is coming to DOOL later this year. Rumors are swirling that she will be taking over as Nicole Walker. Keep reading for more on the alleged casting scoop.

AnnaLynne McCord Joins DOOL

Fox was just a growing network back in 1990 when it launched a summer primetime soap aimed at the teenage audience. Beverly Hills 90210 was an instant hit and launched the careers of Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, and more. The popular show got the reboot treatment from the CW network in 2008.

The show cast actress AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark, described as the show’s anti-heroine.  She was on the show for all five seasons until it was canceled in 2013. Several stars from the OG show made guest appearances on the reboot.

News broke in December 2023 that AnnaLynne McCord had signed a one-year contract with the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. After airing on NBC for 57 years, DOOL made a permanent move to the Peacock streaming service in 2022.

Since the show films so far in advance, AnnaLynne McCord has yet to make her debut on the show, leading fans to wonder who exactly she will be playing.

AnnaLynne McCord/Credit: Instagram
AnnaLynne McCord/Credit: Instagram

The 2023 casting announcement revealed that she would be playing a character named Marin, described by Deadline as a

“fascinating and complicated woman who is devastatingly beautiful, almost angelic in her outward appearance. The desire of many but her heart belongs to only one man who continues to push her away for her own good.”

Is the sudser planning a bait and switch by using the character name Marin to fool fans?

Is She Taking Over As Nicole Walker?

Arianne Zucker has played DOOL villainess Nicole Walker for over 25 years. But her run will come to an end next month after she was let go. She’s currently embroiled in a lawsuit against the soap opera, alleging sexual harassment from a former producer.

AnnaLynne McCord should make her first appearance on the show soon, though no date has been announced yet. Rumors have been swirling for the last few days that she will be taking over as Nicole Walker. It seems the rumor stems from Arianne Zucker and AnnaLynne McCord’s strikingly similar appearance.

Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) - YouTube
Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) – YouTube

There’s no other indication that the show plans to recast Nicole Walker, but anything can happen in the soap world.

Or As A Recast Abigail?

Celebrating the Soaps has a theory that AnnaLynne McCord is a recast, but not for Nicole Walker. Rather, they speculate that she is an Abigail Deveraux recast. The role was last played by Marci Miller when Abigail was murdered in 2022. Kate Mansi previously played the role but now plays Kristina on General Hospital.

Could AnnaLynne McCord bring Abigail back from the dead? Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) has certainly been struggling with his wife’s death. He recently visited Abigail’s grave.

The head writer at DOOL teased some major twists still to come in 2024. But fans will have to wait to find out if it’s something to do with Anna Lynne McCord’s character.

Do you think she will play Nicole, Abigail, or just a new character named Marin?

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