Days of Our Lives spoiler alert! There are a lot of characters leaving Salem in the coming months as part of a big reboot the NBC soap is going through, which includes new writers whose storylines will begin airing this Fall, when a lot of the changes will be happening.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the big 50th anniversary celebration is happening in November and a lot of old favorites are returning. Characters such as Bo Brady, Shawn Brady, Belle Black, Sami Brady, and Steve “Patch” Johnson will be back in Salem, and a lot of characters will be leaving.
We Love Soaps reports that the list of characters leaving Days of Our Lives keeps growing. Melissa Archer, who plays Serena Mason, is slowly being written off the show, as well as Paul Tellfer, who plays Xander Cook, Freddie Smith’s Sonny Kiriakis, and the actors and actresses who play Theo, Ciarra, Cole, and Daphne.
However, the most shocking announcements of character departures are Daniel Cosgrove, who plays Aiden Jennings, as well as True O’Brien, who portrays Paige Larsen. Both Aiden and Paige have romantic ties to main characters in Salem.
Aiden Jennings is currently dating Hope Brady, but with the return of her husband, Bo Brady, anything can happen. Meanwhile, Paige has been dating JJ Deveraux, but the couple called it quits when she found out that JJ had been sleeping with her mother, Eve Donovan.
Meanwhile, executive producer Ken Corday says that the show he once loved was nearly unrecognizable, which is why he decided to get new writers and bring back some of the longtime favorite characters who had been in the background for years now.
“With all due respect to the writers who are no longer there, and who did win us an Emmy award, and GLAAD awards and many other kudos, there comes a time when they’re just burned out, and they were not getting it done. It was time to make a switch. I felt like the car was headed for the edge of the cliff.
“More than anything, the atmosphere of negativity and complacency at the studio was overwhelming. In light of the fact that we were coming up on our most important production year ever, I felt like I had to grab the reins and pull back and change horses.”
Ken also says that from now on when a character dies on Days of Our Lives they’ll more than likely stay dead, which means there are some deaths coming and that fans can be expected to see the greatest year of the show yet.
“The show is going to be the best it’s ever been and I defy anyone to prove me wrong.”
What are your thoughts on the latest Days of Our Lives changes?
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