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Ken Corday on Doing a Days of Our Lives Spinoff: "It Was The Network's Idea"

Showrunner tells how Peacock mini came about.
Ken Corday, Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Executive Producer Ken Corday was recently interviewed by Soap Opera Digest about Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem. Corday dished all about the excitement and adventure we can look forward to when the limited series begins September 6 on Peacock. 

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During the interview, Corday gave credit to NBC for the much discussed DAYS spinoff, saying:

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They [NBC] wanted to get some eyes from broadcast to streaming and they thought a special event would be a good way to do it.

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The order for the spinoff came a few short months after it was announced DAYS had been renewed for two seasons. This renewal will take the long-running NBC soap through its 57th season. Corday went on to discuss how quickly the development of the spin-off series took place: 

It was a fast and furious order and everyone did their jobs and I think the show is great. Ron [Carlivati, head writer] and Ryan [Quan, creative consultant] were so facile. Literally overnight they came up with the concept.

Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem airs Sept. 6-10 on Peacock!