Within a year of its debut, NBC’s Days of our Lives has begun with the voice of the late Macdonald Carey uttering the famous phrase, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” For those watching Beyond Salem on Peacock this week, they were treated to a surprise by Deidre Hall.
Deidre Hall’s Beyond Salem Introduction
You may have been amazed to hear those famous words uttered by Hall. “I felt honored and deeply moved to be chosen to introduce #BeyondSalem,” Hall posted on her social media accounts. “Enjoy these spectacular five days on @peacockTV”
Deidre Hall included a photo of her behind the microphone, as well as the script she was reading from, which included the words to the iconic introduction. She also added a video showing the opening with her voice.
Having played Dr. Marlena Evans on the show for more than 40 years, and being the center of some of DAYS’ most notable storylines, the beloved actress is the perfect person to carry the torch. Fans certainly thought so, with hundreds of positive comments about her intro. “You are the face of Days for so many and it was such a treat hearing your voice in the intro to Beyond Salem,” one fan wrote. “Mac would be so proud.”
Another added that while “Macdonald’s voice has always kept Days feeling like home,” it’s Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn (John) who continue to make it feel that way for her. “Your voice doing the intro and you and Drake being involved in this new move is just amazing, and speaks to the longevity of you both,” she wrote.
And it wasn’t just fans of the show who weighed in. Martha Madison (Belle Black Brady) chimed, “It gave me goosies to hear you open the show” while Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Jonas) called it “Epic!” DAYS fans shouldn’t worry that Carey’s voice will be no more. This was a way for Beyond Salem to have its own identity and do so in a way that still honors the show’s history.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Peacock+ in the U.S. and The W Network or Global TV App in Canada. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.
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— Deidre Hall (@DeidreHall) September 6, 2021