In a first for daytime television, NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” will launch an online companion series that will feature expanded storylines encompassing the adventures of some of its most popular characters. Entitled “Days of Our Lives: The Digital Series,” the first season, which launches Thursday, August 1, 2019, exclusively on The DOOL APP, will star Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as the popular “Chabby” duo (aka: Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux) as fans follow their lives in Paris.
Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux DiMera) and Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) will kick things off with an eight-episode arc titled Chad and Abby in Paris. The six – ten-minute episodes will be available on the NBC app and the NBC website a week following their initial release.
The first season of Days of Our Lives: The Digital Series will focus on Chad and Abby in Paris before they return to Salem in the fall. Austin Reed (Austin Peck) will also be making an appearance, as the preview clip below sees Abby answering the door to her former obsession. Viewers will remember that during Carrie Brady’s (Christie Clark) recent visit home (for her grandmother Caroline's funeral), she had sex with Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) upon revealing her marriage was over. So, what does a newly single Austin want with Abby, the woman who once tricked him into thinking they had sex? That remains to be seen, but if the photos are any indication, it looks like he proceeds to make himself at home at the DiMera’s Parisian maison. We also know a character named Juliet (Rachele Schank) will figure into the series.
“This new scripted digital series was created to complement storylines while enhancing the viewers’ experience as they watch the broadcast show,” said Greg Meng, co-executive producer of Days of our Lives. “The DOOL App serves as our platform for delivering this and other original content to fans who want an interactive and multimedia experience as well as a way to stay connected to the show. Days has been a leader when it comes to innovation, going as far back as 1965 when we were the first to broadcast in color.”
The digital series was written by Days of our Lives’ head writer Ron Carlivati and produced by Corday Productions. The first three episodes will be available for immediate viewing while the remaining five will be released on a weekly basis. There have been talks about the making of season 2.
The sizzling digital soap Chad and Abby In Paris is coming back with brand new episodes! After a stellar response to the first chapter of the Days of Our Lives series, the DOOL App will launch the next chapter. The story follows Salemites Chad (Billy Flynn) and Abigail (Kate Mansi) as they reside in Paris.
Chapter two kicks off this week with the couple getting a surprise visit from a fellow Salemite, who arrives in the City of Lights to stir up some drama between the two. Will Chad and Abby's marriage weather this latest storm or will they crumble under the pressure?
Flynn and Mansi return alongside Rachele Schank (Juliette), with newcomers Shawna Della-Ricca who will play Sylvie, Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera board member Mr. Shin and a surprise for viewers!
“Days of Our Lives” is launching a new digital series, entitled “Last Blast Reunion,” on the DOOL App Nov. 29. This streaming series will bring nine beloved characters from the 2000 season of the NBC daytime drama back together for a special Salem High class reunion. Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, Nadia Bjorlin, Heather Lindell, Aaron Van Wagner and Lindsay Hollister are all reprising roles, while Teressa Liane and Chadwick Hopson have been added in recasting.
Beemer will portray Shawn Douglas Brady, who he has played in the linear series since 2006; Madison is Belle Black, who she has played since 2005; and Bjorlin is Chloe Lane, a role she originated in 1999. Lindell reprises her 2004-05 role of Jan Spears, while Van Wagner returns as Jason Welles, a part he played from 2000-07; and Hollister revisits her 2001 role of Susan Adamson. Liane has taken over the role of Mimi Lockhart, previously portrayed by Farah Fath, and Hopson steps in as Kevin Lambert.
Additionally, the team behind the show is promising a “major fan favorite” will also join the reunion. “We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of Our Lives in the next DOOL App series,” said Greg Meng, co-executive producer of “Days of Our Lives.” “As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.”
In “Last Blast Reunion” Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, and the trio decides to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew.” The friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries, but the story “takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.”
Each of the eight episodes will run between seven and 10 minutes and length, released weekly on the DOOL App. They will also be available on the NBC app and NBC.com a week after release on the DOOL App.
The “Last Blast Reunion” digital series was written by “Days of Our Lives” head writer Ron Carlivati and produced by Corday Productions. “Days of Our Lives” is produced by Corday Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. It is executive produced by Ken Corday, Greg Meng and Albert Alarr, with Ron Carlivati as head writer.
This new digital series announcement comes a week after the linear show released its actors from their contracts.
According to Soap Digest, Chloe Lane’s (Nadia Bjorlin) mom, Nancy Wesley (Patrika Darbo) will reportedly be an integral part of the storyline on the show. In addition, Kevin Spirtas is bringing his Days of Our Lives character; Craig and Nancy Wesley this time for the new Days of Our Lives web series called Last Blast Reunion.
According to TVInsider, the new installment in the digital series is Beyond Salem, a limited series of 5 episodes premiering on Peacock Monday 6, September 2021. It will follow John and Marlena, Ben and Ciara, Eli and Lani, Abe and Paulina, Chad and we'll also see the return of Lisa Rinna as ISA agent Billie Reed.
- Chad & Abby in Paris (2019): This follows the adventures of Chad and Abigail DiMera since leaving Salem to reconnect in Paris as well as the trials and tribulations they will be facing there.
- Last Blast Reunion (2019): In this arc Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, and the trio decides to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew.” The friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries, but the story “takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.”
- Beyond Salem (2021): A five episode limited series involving veterans and younger stars, "Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami. All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem. It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way."
Chad & Abby in Paris (2019):
- Chad DiMera
- Abigail Deveraux DiMera
- Tony DiMera
- Jack Deveraux (in Salem)
- Austin Reed
- Juliet Lyon
- Li Shin
Last Blast Reunion (2019):
- Chloe Lane
- Belle Black Brady
- Philip Kiriakis
- Shawn Douglas Brady
- Mimi Lockhart
- Jan Spears
- Kevin Lambert
- Jason Welles
- Susan Adamson
- Nancy Wesley
- Dr. Craig Wesley
Beyond Salem (2021):
- John Black (Drake Hogestyn)
- Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)
- Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson)
- Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal)
- Eli Grant (Lamon Archey)
- Lani Price (Sal Stowers)
- Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn)
- Paulina Price (Jackee Harry)
- Abe Carver (James Reynolds)
- Billie Reed (Lisa Rinna)
- Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy)
- Drew Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy)
- Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis)
- Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley)
- Kristen DiMera (Eileen Davidson)
- Sister Mary Moira (Eileen Davidson)
- Will Horton (Chandler Massey)
- Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker)
- Austin Reed (Austin Peck)
- Carrie Brady (Christie Clark)
- Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart)
- Kyle Graham (Peter Porte)
- Sophie Faversham (Adrienne Frantz)
- Miles Faversham (Scott Bailey)
- Lord Sebastian Alamain (Noah Huntley)
- Michelle White (Enya Flack)
- Jackie Cox (Jackie Cox)
Chad & Abby in Paris (2019):
- Chad and Abigail's Paris apartment
- Chad & Abigail's Paris Bedroom
- Paris DiMera Office
- Ext. Paris Café
- London Hotel Room
- Juliet's Paris apartment
- Salem, Illinois
- Ext. Brady's Pub
Last Blast Reunion (2019):
- Ext./Int. .Com Café
- Lane family apartment
- Shawn & Belle's apartment
- Philip's bedroom
- Mimi's bedroom
- Int. Abandoned Building
Beyond Salem (2021):
- Zurich, Switzerland (John and Marlena)
- New Orleans, Louisiana (Ben and Ciara)
- Miami, Florida (Eli and Lani, Abe, Paulina)
- Phoenix, Arizona (Chad, Will, Sonny)
One photo gallery in the left is for the first online arc Chad and Abby in Paris and on the right a second gallery is for the second online arc Last Blast Reunion. Third and most recent is for the online arc Beyond Salem in the center.
- In 2020, in the usual series, Chad and Abigail's apartment set was used in a storyline relating to Sarah Horton abducting Rachel Black.