Days of Our Lives Executive Producer, Ken Corday tells all about the move from NBC to Peacock! Get the details here--->>
Days of Our Lives Executive Producer, Ken Corday had a nice chat with Soap Opera Digest in their print issue about the move to Peacock. With so many burning questions on the fans' minds, he said, “It’s still going to be the same DAYS that you know and love and it will be better.”
Of the move, he said, "It’s very exciting. This was baked into the last contract when we were renewed in 2021. The network always had the right to migrate the show exclusively to Peacock and now they’ve decided to do so, and we’re excited. The bottom line is, this is the future. Whether people believe it now, or in a year or two, this is the future of first-run dramatic television. Let’s just hope the migration is wonderful and our loyal viewers stick with us and subscribe."
Corday is sure that the success of Beyond Salem chapters one and two played a factor in the move of the show. He also noted that come next year, viewers will most likely get more show content. When on the network, the show was limited to 38-minutes airtime with 22 minutes of commercial time but with Peacock, you get 4 minutes of commercial time with the lower subscription and no commercial time with the higher subscription.
International viewers should not be too worried as the show will continue to be distributed by Sony Pictures Television all over the world. In regards to people watching on a different platform, he said, "we have to find a way to make this very easy and palatable for our viewers, be it young or old, to know how it works, not only by subscription, but how it actually works at home on your phone and with your TV. So we’ll be doing some promos, PSAS for that. We’ll have Bill Hayes [Doug] and Susan Seaforth Hayes [Julie] showing each other how to access Peacock."
And for the ones who thought Days were canceled, he said, "It’s funny to see how all the bottom feeders grabbed it and went, “DAYS is canceled. Next.” It never ceases to amaze me how, you know, “If it bleeds, it leads,” and let’s say the worst things we can say about it, right? This is not the end of an era; it’s the beginning of another era. This is the best part of the job for me, these exciting, pioneering times, making changes like this and trying to keep everything positive."
Days of Our Lives officially transitions to Peacock on September 12. Read his full interview in the new SOD print issue.