The video is shot entirely in black and white as Burton rides toward the camera lens on a motorcycle. The smoky look creates an air of mystery for fans who are wondering if he’s the real Jason Morgan or if it’s Billy Miller, who’s been playing the role since 2014.
Burton’s return marks the beginning of a huge storyline for GH. The impact of what is going to happen will reverberate through many of the show’s beloved characters.
“Jason’s life affects, like, 30 people on the show. There is almost nobody who won’t be affected by his return,” GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini told TVLine in August. “That whole paradigm — ‘Who’s the real Jason? How will people react to him?’ — I find to be very interesting, and it will be fun for the audience.”
The GH storyline has been in the works since early spring after Valentini discovered that Burton was not only interested in returning, but he was available at a time when GH writers could work him into the plot.
For fans, this marks a long awaited return to Port Charles after Burton did a four-year stint on The Young and the Restless.
— 𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓮𝓔𝔂𝓮𝓼𝓠𝓾𝓲𝓮𝓽𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓵𝓮💫 (@4DropsOfJupiter) September 8, 2017
Yea so excited to have this man back on GH
— Amy Lehman (@amylehman64) September 8, 2017
A Legacy member returns in full regalia. I'm here for it!
— delphine25 (@Delphine2525) September 8, 2017
Thats our real Jason!! pic.twitter.com/r21XoJ3LBJ
— gail mattei (@80smetalgirl1) September 8, 2017
How long Burton stays remains to be seen, but Valentini promised that this big story will play into 2018. Brace yourself, GH fans, this is going to be a wild ride.