It's official: James Franco is headed back to Port Charles, PEOPLE reports. And he's planning on stirring up lots of mayhem while he's there.

Franco first hit the 'General Hospital' scene for a two-month stint last fall. His character was well received by audiences and ratings for the ABC soap opera increased during his visit. He'll return to the set next month, ABC confirmed.

The actor is eager to reprise his role. "Working on 'General Hospital' was a great experience," the 32-year old told PEOPLE. "I love the cast, writers, directors and producers. They have become a new family for me. I can't wait for the work we will do this summer.