Ignacio Serricchio TERMINATED!!! Diego to be recast
SOD- In a move that should surprise no one, General Hospital has opted to release Ignacio Sericchio from his contract. Sericchio, who originated the role of Diego Sanchez-Alcazar in 2004 hasn't always been a favorite of the fans. Up until his character shared scenes with Lindze Letherman, he was constantly criticized for his lackluster performances. Head Writer Ryan Chandler has confirmed to us that the role will be recast in the form of Tyler Hoechlin. Hoechlin, who has acted opposite Tom Hanks, was most recently seen on the 'WB's 7th Heaven' as Martin. Hoechlin is very excited to be taking over a role that has much potential. "I am really looking forward to working with Ted [King]. I've been a big fan of his work for years and hope that the fans will like what I bring to the role". Hoechlin has been with the show since January, though the show opted to keep the recast under wraps until now.