In 2022 when Days of Our Lives first moved homes from NBC to Peacock, there were many rumors and speculations surrounding the changes the move would bring to the soap. Long-time fans feared whether or not the soap will survive, let alone thrive. Moreover, even the people involved in the making of the soaps, actors included, did not know any better. However, once the soap moved to the online streaming platform, the storm calmed down. Not only was the move seamless, but it started bringing in bigger numbers than anyone could have expected.
In a chat with TvLine, actor Robert Scott Wilson shared that Days of Our Lives has emerged as Peacock’s number-one streaming show. With the success that the soap has garnered post it’s move has ensured that the head honchos of Peacock will remain invested in DOOL. In the beginning, when the former NBC soap started streaming online, the only thing that was different was the soap’s address. The whole story and vibe of the sudser remained unchanged. This was largely due to the fact that the episodes are filmed months in advance. Thus, they were NBC episodes that were streaming on Peacock.
Several stars of Days of Our Lives spoke to Soaps.com about their experience regarding the shift. Additionally, they also hinted at what the future holds for the iconic soap. Actor Stephen Nichols (Steve) shares that Peacock wants to keep the association going as the numbers are great. Thus, the cast and crew of the soap is not worried about their future on the project anymore. The soap is on Peacock to stay. He also pointed that the episodes that were originally filmed for NBC have already been streamed and a new round of filming will start.
Days Of Our Lives Is About To Change For Peacock
Actress Tina Huang jumped in and exclaimed that it’s a fantastic thing. Now that Days of Our Lives is streaming online, it has opened the doors to so many things they couldn’t previously do. The new episodes will be filmed according to online streaming perspective. However, this does not necessarily mean it will be all crass and sex and drugs. The soap can now touch upon sensitive topics that they didn’t earlier. Honestly, even for NBC, the soap already discussed abortion and showed a threesome. That’s pretty bold on its own. So we genuinely can’t wait to find out what could come next.
Actress Stacy Haiduk pointed out that the upcoming storylines would be a little edgier on Days of Our Lives. However, the changes won’t be overnight. It will be a slow and smooth transition. Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) jumped in with a joke that in two years’ time, the soap would be like Euphoria. But thankfully, Camila Banus (Gabi) quickly cleared the air that Dan was just joking and that would never happen. Dan got all serious and shared that the changes would be small and subtle. For instance, he used to swear words in one of the episodes that he wouldn’t on NBC.
Despite the move to online streaming platform Peacock, the stars of the soap believe Days of Our Lives will retain its essence and not turn into something unrecognizable. However, Kyle Lowder (Rex) pointed that online shows are full of swearing and sex scenes, so we can expect to see Days of Our Lives get a little more racier than before! But other than that all remains the same. Family values, love stories and everything. They don’t want to alienate the fanbase. Well these little changes sound really exciting and we are eagerly waiting to see them play out on screen! Are you excited for the changes too? Tell us in the comments. Meanwhile, stay tuned to Days Of Our Lives, streaming exclusively on Peacock.