Wow! They really are going all out on this project. Very cool that Andrew Donovan is finally being seen since he was a baby.
Eileen Davidson (The Young and the Restless), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) and Vince Van Patten (7 Days to Vegas) are among the latest actors to join second chapter of Peacock’s original series Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem.
Christopher Sean (You), Tanner Stine (Impulse), Abigail Klein (Code Black), Colton Little (General Hospital) and Victoria Grace (All of Us Are Dead) will also appear in the five-episode season that will stream from July 11-15. The previously announced cast include Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady); Peter Reckell (Bo Brady); Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans); Drake Hogestyn (John Black); Steve Burton (Harris Michaels); Stephen Nichols (Steve “Patch” Johnson); Mary Beth Evans (Kayla Brady Johnson); Lucas Adams (Tripp Johnson); Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez); Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady); Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and Remington Hoffman (Li Shin).
Here’s the official logline for the second installment of Beyond Salem: “In an epic, action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go Beyond Salem! as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Supercouple Steve and Kayla make a surprise visit to their children in Seattle, while private eye John Black travels to San Francisco to see his son, Paul. Meanwhile, new parents Ben and Ciara drop anchor in Montreal – where they are greeted by a much-missed Hope! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.”
Beyond Salem was recently nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Casting. It’s produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.
I believe that Andrew and Jeannie were very close in age by a couple of years. I think he was born in the late 80s? The actor playing Andrew is Colton Little. He truly has some charismatic looks from his IMDB photo and really looks like he could be the son of Shane and Kim. Also, actor Tanner Stine will be playing Joey. I’m glad they’re recasting Joey. I also wonder what Paul is being brought back to do? Are he and Andrew together or is he just going to be helping John out? I’m looking more forward to this Beyond Salem over the last one.
I truly think it’s a shame that Peacock can’t be streamed globally. Especially since Days airs episodes in Canada on par with the USA. I believe it’s much further behind in some countries. I remember when I was in Australia in the late 90s and Deborah Adair was still airing as Kate Roberts. She left the show around the end of 1994.
I am looking forward to watching this. One day ha ha There are several streaming platforms we can't get in Canada, such as Hulu and Peacock. We get Paramount+ but not nearly the same volume of content so it's not worth it. And stuff that is on Hulu in the US comes on Prime Canada or Disney+ so it's weird. Oh well!