Despite releasing all of its actors from their contracts, NBC is nearing a deal to renew the soap “Days of Our Lives,” Deadline first reported.
- On Nov. 12, news came that the entire cast had been released from their contracts and that show was going on “indefinite hiatus.”
- It now appears that budget renegotiations between NBC, Sony and Corday Productions may be at the heart of the matter.
- Corday and Sony are reportedly at odds, including being in the middle of a lawsuit, about financials surrounding Sony’s distribution of “Days.”
- One key issue between the two companies is the marketing costs of the show and Sony has had some of the lawsuits issues dropped.
- Like most soaps, “Days” films months in advance and currently has enough footage to produce episodes through the end of the summer of 2020.
- “Days” is one of our only four soaps that remain on the air — and has seen its ratings dip below its competitors.