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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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“Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix”

So that obviously would be Will & Sonny. Which would be a good thing, of course. Aside from that, it sounds like it has the potential to be a return to the epic Days “adventure” storylines of the 80s & 90s.

Now whether ReRon is capable of writing such a thing…. well that’s a whole other question.

I don’t see any date announcement here. When is Peacock supposed to have this available? With a two week gap in Days episodes due to the Olympics, this would the best time to do it.

Mike
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Could Chads visit to Phoenix really be bringing Steffano back ???

the other lis
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the other lis

I guess reports of Days of our Lives demise have been greatly exaggerated. This series is ordered like two weeks after you can only see Days repeats on Peacock. Peacock must be seeing something in their numbers that is making them happy.

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NBC and Peacock are likely testing out the waters of potentially moving the soap exclusively to streaming, which all networks should consider. Streaming is the proper platform for soaps in order for them to not only continue, but to evolve into something beyond the same recycled, safe stories they’re telling.

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For all intents and puposes Days is on its way to being a internet only soap. i expect Peacock will eventually be a day ahead of the network in order to drive more viewers to the site. Also expect more current storylines and backstory of characters to appear on Peacock instead of regular tv. It will bleed viewers from NBC but as long as Days holds on to its small but devoted core audience Peacock wont care because its about pay tv in the long run. Its just one more sign the soaps of my childhood are gone and are… Read more »

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Yep. I agree 100% with your observation. After the debut of Peacock suddenly Days is renewed for a longer period of time; TWO years. It doesn’t hurt that the full year stays up all year long now, no two weeks and gone, which was very smart on someone’s part.

The other lis
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Smart is Disney. They own General Hospital. If it goes to streaming it’s all profit for them. You have to wonder how much more successful Days and Peacock would be if NBC would actually promote the show a little.

davlestev1
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Also lis the other, right now they have from September to September, the “season”. A smart move. I hope they post this upcoming season while leaving the previous. It’s fantastic watching at your own pace. People are loving it I assume or it wouldn’t have got a two year deal.

Moto62
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I certainly hope it’s free on Peacock.
I look forward to Lisa Rinna. If only Ben and Ciara would come across Hope in New Orleans. Wishful thinking.

Lounetta Pyke
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Lounetta Pyke

This is great news for Days. I think the webisodes with Chad and Abby was very successful. Beyond Salem is taking that concept to the next level. Congratulations Days of our Lives.

Delonjo Barber
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Delonjo Barber

I had a STROKE when I began to read: “Ben and Claire have a romantic getaway…” Then I had to recover in the ICU before I realized that it’s Ben and Ciara.

Jimmy
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It would be awesome if NBC ordered a DAYS spinoff that focused on the ISA. It could be a procedural similar to NCIS, CSI & FBI, just more soapy and with higher drama. Lisa Rinna and Charles Shaughnessy could be the main stars, and it would provide so many opportunities for DAYS crossovers and characters who aren’t on the main show to still be in the universe.

Patrick
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Ms. Christie Clark

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Kristine

I look forward to the Days of our lives Beyond Salem. Cant wait for new episodes August 9th!!

Liz
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Liz

I think this is awesome. Been a Days fan for over 40 years

Peggy Behrens
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Peggy Behrens

Am ready for it to come back on.

Louie
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Louie

I’m invested in the M-F show and characters, some I don’t see often because focus is often on this writing teams personal favs, I don’t care to see characters not on primary show. I will not pay for Peacock & when or if, Days moves to streaming if network show doesn’t improve I will be fine discontinuing. I enjoy GH on Hulu & YR on Paramount.

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What makes the choosing of this date to honor White s so meaningful is that it would have marked Betty’s 100th birthday.

Within her storied career, Betty played Ann Douglas on The Bold and the Beautiful – the mother to Pam and Stephanie.  She made her final appearances on B&B in 2009 when the show killed-off the character.

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Of note: The Bold and the Beautiful chose not to submit themselves for competition this year.  So, it was not a matter of the series not receiving enough votes to be in contention.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 20, at the 74th annual Writers Guild Awards.

Here are the full writing teams nominated in the Daytime Drama category below:

General Hospital, Head Writers: Chris Van Etten, Dan O’Connor Associate Head Writer: Anna T. Cascio Writers: Barbara Bloom, Suzanne Flynn, Charlotte Gibson, Lucky Gold, Kate Hall, Elizabeth Korte, Shannon Peace, David Rupel, Lisa Seidman, Scott Sickles; ABC

The Young and the Restless, Head Writer: Amanda L. Beall Writers: Susan Banks, Jeff Beldner, Sara A. Bibel, Brent Boyd, Susan Dansby, Christopher Dunn, Sara Endsley, Janice Ferri Esser, Marin Gazzaniga, Lynn Martin, Natalie Minardi Slater, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

Days of Our Lives, Head Writer: Ron Carlivati Writers: Lorraine Broderick, Joanna Cohen, Carolyn Culliton, Richard Culliton, Jamey Giddens, David Kreizman, Rebecca McCarty, Ryan Quan, Dave Ryan, Katherine D. Schock, Elizabeth Snyder; NBC

To view the entire list of nominees click here.

So, who do you hope takes home the prize for the WGA Award for writing in a daytime drama series … DAYS, GH or Y&R? Comment below.

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Over the weekend, Burgi announced via his Instagram story that he was no longer with top-rated soap opera.

Newman’s daytime career also included time on Santa Barbara and General Hospital.

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