NBC has given a two-season renewal through season 58 to the long-running soap opera Days of our Lives, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is currently in the midst of airing its 56th season, which they wrapped production for in April.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television,” Executive Vice President of Scripted Series & Kids’ Programming at NBC Universal said. “A big thank you to [executive producer] Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Corday added, “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure, and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Having premiered in November 1965, Days of our Lives is the second longest-running daytime drama currently on the air. ABC’s General Hospital maintains its status as the longest-running daytime drama after it debuted in 1963 and continues to air. The show’s cast currently includes Deidre Hall (Our House), Kristian Alfonso (Joshua Tree), Alison Sweeney (Chronicle Mysteries), Drake Hogestyn (Christmas Tree Lane), and Suzanne Rogers (Never Say Never).