It isn't clear how long his arc will run for, although the actor will portray Sam, a "country veterinarian", in the daytime drama. His episodes will start to air in mid-April. Sean Patrick Flanery will primarily share his scenes with Sharon Case in the show.
Sean Patrick Flanery is just the latest movie actor to have an arc during a daytime serial. James Franco made headlines last year when he returned to the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The actor first starred on the soap in 2009 and has appeared in 41 episodes of the drama to date.