The entire cast Days of our Lives has reportedly been released from their contracts.
The long-running soap opera will go on an “indefinite hiatus” at the end of November after laying off its entire staff, according to Variety.
The outlet also reports that Days of our Lives has shot enough episodes to last through the end of Season 55, the current broadcast season.
According to Deadline, Days of our Lives is in negotiations for Season 56.
If the show is renewed for Season 56, all the actors will have to renegotiate new contracts.
Chandler Massey, who plays Will Horton, took to Twitter following the news to let fans know that the show isn’t going off air.
“We’re not being cancelled,” he tweeted. “We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!”
We’re not being cancelled. We are pausing production because we are so far ahead of schedule (and it saves us $). Days will still air during the entire hiatus, so you won’t miss anything!
— Chandler Massey (@ChandlerMassey) November 12, 2019
Many fans of the show took to Twitter to discuss the news of the hiatus.
This Days of our Lives news has got me wondering… where is Doctor Drake Ramoray now? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/5bygijNTpU
— lex 🖤 (@lex_XO94) November 12, 2019
Fans: Days Of Our Lives
True Fans: Days
— Donovan Goliath (@DonovanGoliath) November 13, 2019
— Eileen Davidson (@eileen_davidson) November 12, 2019
Of course I feel awful for the cast of Days Of Our Lives all losing their jobs. That really does suck, and I hope they find new gigs soon.
But I can't stop imagining the moment they found out, and the awkwardly long, silent stare as they faded to black.
— Neil Hedley (@neilhedley) November 13, 2019
my moms about to feel the pain i felt when one direction dissapeared now that days of our lives is going on an "indefinite hiatus" keep telling yourself that mom
— Maureen (@maurmean) November 13, 2019
What streaming service is going to get the Days of Our Lives back catalog?
I'd pay $4.99 a month just to watch 1995 to 2000.
— mick (@swasko) November 13, 2019
Days of our Lives began airing in November 1965.
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