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DAYS Camila Banus Books Drama Series Pilot For FX … SNOWFALL!

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She is one of the finest young actress in soaps …  and in Hollywood! Now Days of our Lives Camila Banus (Gabi) has landed a primo role in an upcoming drama series pilot for FX!

According to Deadline, Banus has joined the cast of the drama entitled Snowfall!  The pilot is also set to star Tim Matheson, and former ATWT star Billy Magnussen, and it will be directed by John Singleton.

Set in the early 1980s at the beginning of a crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, Snowfall focuses on three main characters: ambitious dealer Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), ex-Mexican wrestler and now gangster Gustavo Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and prodigal son Logan Miller (Billy Magnussen).  Matheson will play Logan’s father George Miller, a wealthy oil titan. A mover and shaker in political circles, he is enraged and disgusted by his son’s antics.

Camila will play the role of Lucia Villanueva, whose father is a very successful drug dealer who almost certainly has given his daughter too much over the years.  Born in Mexico but raised in the U.S., her entitlement masks a deeply scarred soul; she now wants to take control of her life through whatever means necessary.

What do you think of Camila’s new role?  Hoping it goes to series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Carolyn
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Carolyn

I hope Snowfall! is a success and wish Camila Banus much success in this role!

Belle
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Belle

I hope that she will be able to remain on Days or the show should get another person to play her part, now.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Will is the next victim so Gabi gets custody of Ariana and leaves
town to start a new life and to get away from Eddie…this explains why she is off the show to do the series but will return sometimes to visit Rafe!

blake
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blake

In this interview a few weeks ago she said she was going to be on for at least a year so it sounds like she is under a contract. She could be doing both shows like the guy playing Paul has been doing with Days and Hawaii 5-0.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks…good to know!

Eddie
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Eddie

I saw the same interview. I guess she will juggle both shows.

Christopher Sean did another periscope last night & made reference to stuff he is currently filming for DOOL and episodes he will be soon filming for H50.

blake
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blake

Yeah I really hope she is able to stay on Days for a while. Like a lot of people I didn’t like her when she first came on but she and Gabi were so much better during the whole Nick Fallon story.

val
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val

If Will is indeed dead, where does this leave Sonny. Will he walk away from Ariana. For months it was our daughter now she is what to him. If he fought Gabi for custody, would the Courts really award Ari to an unemployed convicted murderess versus her financially stable but gay stepfather. I wish Days would go there but it wont. Happy for the actress in her new role.

Kathy
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Kathy

When will this air? I would love to see it.

penny
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penny

It’s a pilot, it will only air if the series is picked up. Fingers crossed.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Stars Talk the ‘Making of’ the Limited-Series & the Moments They Loved

Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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