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THE BAY Moves to Amazon Prime This Summer: Announces New Casting Additions!

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The Emmy-award winning digital series, The Bay is on the move this summer, and its landed and none other than Amazon Prime!

With a new beginning, viewers will be able to binge watch the “Director’s Cut” to be re-released in two 14-episode seasons on Amazon Prime.   “We’re excited to bring to the viewers these remastered episodes with never before seen footage,” states Gregori J. Martin, The Bay’s creator, writer and Executive Producer.  “The show will have a new starting point, and we hope the viewers will binge watch the series to learn the whole story.”

In addition, The Bay is going back into production with 6 new episodes in May.  In the vein of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster) will be taken on a journey where he’ll reluctantly face his past transgressions.

Joining the cast in the role of the mayor’s ex-wife and son John Blackwell’s (Ronn Moss) late mother is Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, True Blood, Revenge),  Brandon Beemer (Days of our Lives) will fill the role of a younger John Blackwell as Jensen Buchanan (The Young & the Restless, Another World) undertakes the role of Melody Garrett circa 1986. Marissa Tait (The Bold and the Beautiful) joins the cast as Young Katherine Blackwell while Eric Martsolf and Abby Wathen return in their roles as Young Lee and Young Sara.  Additional casting news will be released prior to production.  Updates and additional information regarding The Bay can be found at www.thebaytheseries.com

What do you think of The Bay heading to Amazon Prime? And what do you think of the casting annoucements featuring soap notables: Hennesy, Beemer, Buchanan, and Tait?  Comment below!

 

 

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Jeremy
Jeremy

This is great news, I’ve enjoyed watching The Bay, but I stopped, and now with it hopefully being available on Amazon Prime, all seasons, will make viewing easier and more accessible! I’ll return as a viewer!!!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Its seems that the Bay is going places and that’s a good thing. I’m happy the series found a permanent home.

Paul
Paul

Congrats to The Bay! I think this is a good move for the show. I’d like to see Prime get the AMC and OLTL reboots as well.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Is The Bay as violent as the trailer indicates?

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

No, in fact I’d rate the show a pg-13

LCC
LCC

Gret news! I’ll be watching!

Sanxra
Sanxra

I’m happy for them although I don’t believe Canadians can get Amazon prime so…once again we are forgotten!

Jolanda Da Thesta
Jolanda Da Thesta

Maybe I’m blond but what Sanxra is saying. .. does that mean
The Netherlands can’t see the #TheBaytheSeries anymore or
is it still on there website https://thebaytheseries.com
I hope so
Greetings from Amsterdam

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

This is GREAT for soaps. It is much easier to watch streaming on television then on a PC. I would actually watch it on this platform. I hope more can follow suit.

Donna M
Donna M

looking for a new soap, but won’t pay for Amazon to watch it without big incentive.
For me, that means only Jack wagner on. lol..sorry to be picky.

Susan
Susan

I’m so excited to watch The Bay on Amazon Prime this summer! Lilly Melghar is an amazing actress! She dives so deeply into the characters she plays, you truly feel the emotion from her extraordinary talent. She really pulls from deep within. I just love her!!!

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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives’ Producer Files Lawsuit Against Sony Pictures Television

In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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