Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey OUT at Days of Our Lives!
Due to Days’ unusual taping schedule — the soap shoots six months in advance — Sonny and Will will remain onscreen until September, Smith confirms. “Though its sad and shocking, I want to celebrate what we’ve created,” the actor told fans. “That’s what I want to focus on.”
Fans of the show have since been sounding off on Twitter about the news, with one exclaiming, “WHAT??? Nooo they can’t do this! This is the most stupid decision #Days has ever made !! You guys are the reason I’m watching.. I’m so heartbroken & so shocked rn!! Gonna miss my #Wilson so much.”
“Are you flipping KIDDING ME!!!!! What the hell is going on? This is a sign that the season 56 if @nbcdays is the last. As someone who has watched since the early 70s, this is heartbreaking. Maybe everyone not being hired can do webisodes!!!! I’m so sorry,” someone else offered.
The firings of Smith and Massey come after Days of Our Lives producer Corday Productions released the entire cast from their contracts in fall 2019, amid talks of renewing the long-running series with NBC and Sony.