Days of Our Lives television future may be uncertain, but the long-running NBC soap will get something of a digital lifeline when Last Blast Reunion launches on the DOOL App Nov. 29.
See a teaser for the short-form digital streaming series below.
Currently set for eight 7-10 minute weekly episodes, Last Blast Reunion will reunite nine characters from DOOL‘s 2000 season. Premise is a class reunion, and original actors set for return are Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, Nadia Bjorlin, Heather Lindell, Aaron Van Wagner and Lindsay Hollister. Newcomers Teressa Liane and Chadwick Hopson have been added as recasts of Mimi Lockhart and Kevin Labert, respectively.
At least one additional DOOL cast member is expected to take part.
The news follows the recent announcement that the TV soap had released its actors from their contracts.
DOOL co-executive producer Greg Meng said in a statement today, “We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of Our Lives in the next DOOL App series. As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.”
The episodes will premiere on the DOOL App, and a week later be available on the NBC app and NBC.com.
The news might provoke a bit of deja vu for fans of ABC’s late, great All My Children and One Life To Live, which each had short-lived digital reprieves following their TV cancellations in 2013.
In the teaser below, via Soap Opera Network, the characters Chloe and Belle are surprised to see that their old hangout, .Com Cafe, has been reopened.
Days of Our Lives head writer Ron Carlivati will serve the same function on the new series, with Corday Productions producing in association with Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers are Ken Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the tenures of cast members on daytime drama The Days of Our Lives.
Galen Gering is the latest regular to depart the long-running series, announcing on Instagram that today was his final on the set. He will still be seen on the show through the fall, though, as the series tapes way in advance and has months of episodes featuring Gering yet to run. Gering plays Rafe Hernandez on the show, joining the cast in October 2008.
Two other “Days” cast members, Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey, announced earlier this week that they were leaving the show — or rather, the show left them, as Smith indicated they were not voluntarily exiting.
Days of our Lives was recently renewed for Season 56.
“I've always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I've been and where I'm going. So, it's oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days,” Gering wrote on Instagram. He ended by thanking his friends and fans. “Like sands through the hourglass....”.