This year’s Days of Our Lives reboot looks to give us a parade of familiar faces, rather than a parade of dying faces and park funerals. (How old did that funeral set get last year?)
In and Out
However, maybe parade is not the right word. Instead, let’s call it a “revolving door,” just as Co-Head Writer Dena Higley does in the September 26 issue of Soap Opera Digest.
We already expect to see Shane and Kimberly Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease), Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley), Valerie Grant, and more Laura Horton (Jaime Lyn Bauer). This week word broke that Austin (Austin Peck) and Carrie (Christie Clark) are returning and last week gave us Orpheus (George DelHoyo), Clyde (James Read), and Xander (Paul Telfer), whose reign of terror over Salem has not ended.
Who Else Is Coming?
Higley told Digest to expect even more in store.
“One of the things [Co-Head Writer] Ryan [Quan] and I have been excited about is that we have our core family that is a rock in Salem, but then we wanted this new idea of bringing in guest stars to impact story…We weave them into a story that is already being told and they impact the story and then we exit them and bring in other people and just keep this revolving door open.”
Higley goes on to explain that budget constraints keep DAYS from keeping the old characters around longer, but she’s happy they worked their way around the problem by coming up with the guest star idea.
While it’s sad to see old favorites leave almost as soon as they arrive, we’re happy the writers came up with a way to bring them back into our lives. Do longtime DAYS fans agree? Let us know in the comment section below.