Has the sand run out in the hourglass?
“Days of our Lives” wrapped production on April 16 of its 56th season — reportedly filming 112 episodes over the last 14 weeks. And they did that through an ongoing pandemic!
The current contract extends through September. It was last renewed in January 2020.
The last time this happened, Corday Productions — the production company that produces the show for NBC — let all of the actors out of their contracts. It’s not clear if the same situation happened this time around, according to Soap Opera Network.
It should be noted that when this happened in 2019, the news spread like wildfire, suggesting that “Days of our Lives” had been canceled. So, it’s safe to assume that Corday, Sony Pictures Television (which distributes the show for Corday) and NBC likely wanted to avoid a similar situation.
Of course, if NBC does not renew the drama, there are other (albeit, slim) options. NBC could find a way to include it on Peacock (their streaming service) or it could find a home on another streaming service or network.