Fans can expect some departing stars to return in the future. Corday teased:
Victoria Konefal [Ciara] has left ... and will return ... and will leave, so she'll be coming and going. But we haven't seen the last of her. Chandler Massey [Will] and Freddie Smith [Sonny] are leaving, but they will also be returning on and off. It's not like they are leaving, good-bye forever. It's something we don't like doing, closing the door permanently.
The break in production has also forced some changes in DAYS' filming schedule. Corday dished:
Well, we'll be a month in front of air. We'll start with five shows a week, get our speed and pace up, and if that works well, we'll go to six, and if that works well, we'll go to seven and get further ahead of air because you never know when you're going to have to shut down again. And we do not want to go to second-runs. It's just too expensive. It's too expensive for the network not to get first-run advertising dollars.