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Days of our Lives Launches Digital Series Featuring Chad and Abby In Paris

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Days of our Lives has announced another first for its fans and viewers. The first season of Days of our Lives: The Digital Series is set to premiere this Thursday, August 1st, on The DOOL App; featuring an eight-episode arc titled “Chad and Abby in Paris.”

Starring in the eight-episode first season (with the first three episodes available Thursday) are Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby) as viewers will get to see what the couple known as “Chabby” life is like while they are away from Salem in Paris.  The series was written by the series head writer, Ron Carlivati and produced by Corday Productions.

Fans of DAYS can look forward to each episode being approximately 6-1o minutes in length.  Following the episodes initial stream on the DOOL app, the episodes will also be available one week later streaming on NBC.com and the NBC app.

In addition to Flynn and Mansi, longtime DAYS fan favorite, Austin Peck is also part of the initial arc reprising his role of Austin Reed.  As well, a new character will hit the canvas when fans get to see Juliet played by newcomer, Rachele Schank.  Then in the fall, viewers can expect the return of Chad and Abby back to the broadcast show on NBC.

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DAYS co-executive producer, Greg Meng said in a statement: “This new scripted digital series was created to complement storylines while enhancing the viewers experience as they watch the broadcast show. The DOOL App serves as our platform for delivering this and other original content to fans who want an interactive and multimedia experience as well as a way to stay connected to the show. DAYS has been a leader when it comes to innovation, going as far back as 1965 when we were the first to broadcast in color.”

The DOOL App was developed by the Corday Productions team of Greg Meng, creative director. Michael Fairman, content producer; and Maya Frangie, director of communications and strategic initiatives.  The app is the first and only app exclusively dedicated to a daytime soap opera. The launch of the digital series marks the first time a daytime drama series has spawned an original streaming series to complement the broadcast show.  For more info visit TheDOOLapp.com

So intrigued to see what the new digital series featuring Chad and Abby will be all about?  Will you be downloading and checking out the DOOL app this Thursday to be the first to see the initial three episodes? Comment below

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Alyssa
Alyssa

YESSSSSSS!

I love Chabby so much. I would watch ANYTHING that features them.

Jimmy
Jimmy

This is awesome! DAYS is clearly very forward-thinking, and the past year and half has shown that the creative team is solid for the first time in the last decade. Plus, Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi are fan favourites, as are their characters, so this should be good.

And I’ve already got an idea for the next series they should do – the adventures of Sami and E.J.!

Satan
Satan

Nope… not going to be watching TV on my 5″ phone screen. And no point in bringing back the Austin character if it’s not Patrick Muldoon. Hardly surprising that ReRon would prefer the inferior replacement though, since he was on OLTL.

Hard pass… unless these episodes somehow turn up in a format where I can actually watch them.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

But Satan, there is a way to cast from a device such as a phone or tablet to a TV. You know, to cast is to send from one place to another, like casting a person’s soul to hell.

Celia
Celia

“To the moon, Alice”—-there’s that witty humor I so love about you, 4ever—teases the intellect—–irony, satire and then some; all rolled into one.
All I can say is——where does Gabi get her wardrobe?—–I especially liked the checkered ( I think it was checkedred red) form-fitting , gorgeous dress she was wearing before changing into her silver, wedding jumpsuit!! I want them both—mesmerizing and dazzling!! HaHaHa. I wonder what shoes she was wearing?? LOL.
Later, my friend….❤️

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Hello, Celia! I think I may have found what you’re looking for. You can go to wornontv.net and type Days of our Lives in search bar. Then all the actresses headshots are shown with their characters names in which you click Gabi and many of her clothes are featured. Then click a specific one, then they tell you how much it costs and where to order it. Happy shopping!

Celia
Celia

Thank you!! ❤️❤️

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds. However, I state this: if the production value on the web series is better than the soap itself, I’m going to lose my mind.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

TheDOOLApp is free!

DAYS delivers daring daytime/digital drama!

I’ll be watching!

Pansy Mabe
Pansy Mabe

I have been a fan of Days for almost fifty years the soundtrack music that plays when it comes on brings back great memories from when I was a young girl love it and hope it goes for another fifty years even though I may not be here to watch. Thanks for the journey.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

DAYS of Our Lives should’ve had a digital spinoff a decade ago.

Darin moyer
Darin moyer

I like to see a new actor playing Stefano dimera

Satan
Satan

That will happen the same day I open a ski resort here in Hell!

carolyn C mccluskey
carolyn C mccluskey

Put the effort into Days on tv. I will not watch something on my phone

Lisa
Lisa

I love the idea I’m truly having #Chabby withdrawals n I actually was thinking in this same direction so the fans can see that Chabby n family living happy n growing closer. #lovechabby

Susan
Susan

Miss Chabby putting on my calendar for Thursday

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

British soaps like EastEnders have been doing this for years — special digital episodes, features and miniseries.

Tatiana
Tatiana

Days needs more than just an app to get it together, its been sinking from the moment they screwed over James Scott / Alison Sweeney and EJami. Chabby are really the worse DiMera’s.

juanita
juanita

They should have this in Canada!! not impressed

LIS
LIS

This should have been done years ago on all the soaps. How many soaps could have been saved if they had introduced story lines involving teens online and used the digital soaps as a training ground for new writers. How many backstories of characters could have been developed or filled in online. They could have developed a whole new audience for soaps.

So sorry it took Days on its death door to do this. Hopefully, the soaps will use the digital format to develop new talent and take more risks than we see everyday on tv. And let hope have the common sense to make the digital series interactive and offer prizes – ie tours of the days set, a custom photo shoot, a walk on as part of the offer.

Tatiana
Tatiana

The problem with digital is unless NBCdays opens its airways International viewers can’t watch and they need as many viewers they can round up. 🙂

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According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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Newsom has said modifications to regional guidance would be allowed so long as there are attestations at the county level that there are adequate plans in place should a rise in COVID cases be seen again.   As of May 18, when L.A. filed its attestation, the county had a stable or declining number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19.   However, there has been an uptick in cases as of Friday which could effect the production restart in Hollywood as well as the noted uptick in hospitalizations; all of which are measures in the protocol guidelines that need to be on the decline for things to move forward.

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Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

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