8 Characters 'Days of Our Lives' Can't Risk Losing (PHOTOS)
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John Black (Drake Hogestyn)
As one of Days
’ longest-running characters, John has survived a shooting, a stabbing, a brainwashing, and being hit by a car.
Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)
Throughout the decades, Hall has won five Soap Opera Digest Awards and two Soapy Awards, and she has received three Daytime Emmy nominations.
Will Horton (Chandler Massey)
“He has such a fun and wonderful dynamic with all characters,” one fan said
Xander Kiriakis (Paul Telfer)
“Xander continues to be one of THE BEST characters on #Days in years,” a viewer tweeted
on November 11.
Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus)
Beloved for her performance as Gabi, Banus posted a Periscope video
on November 12 to assure fans that she hadn’t been fired.
Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson)
Never mind his years as the Necktie Killer. Ben has redeemed himself with his romance with Ciara Brady.
Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal)
“Look, I don’t believe in real-life true love,” one fan tweeted
on November 13. “But I definitely believe in fictional true love and how much #Cin [a.k.a. Ciara and Ben] love each other.”
Are the Days of Our Lives numbered? Cancellation buzz is building now that the entire cast has been released from their contracts ahead of an "indefinite hiatus." The good news is that the long-running soap has enough episodes filmed to last through 2020 and that NBC is eager to keep the drama going.
Meanwhile, cast members have taken to social media to assert that the show hasn’t been canceled, and a source tells TVLine that all this contract upheaval may be a ploy for Corday Productions to get the actors back with “new contracts at a reduced rate.”
Why is 'DAYS' going into the future? And what's next? Head writer Ron Carlivati answers our burning questions.
Judging by fan reactions online, though, we’d advise the production company to pay top dollar for the Days stars in the gallery above. Scroll through to see these actors and their fan-favorite characters.