They’re back! Days of Our LivesStars Peter ReckellAnd Kristian Alfonso have signed on to tell more of Bo and Hope’s love story on the upcoming spinoff Days of Our Lives Beyond Salem.
Peacock announced Monday, April 18 that Reckell (66) and Alfonso (58) will reprise their roles as Hope Williams Brady and Bo Brady respectively when the spinoff returns in July with five new episodes.
The casting news comes as a surprise to many fans of the original soap opera as Reckell’s Bo was killed off in 2015. After being held captive for several decades, Bo was released and reunited with Hope. He later died from a brain tumor. He was later seen in two episodes in 2016.
Reckell left the series after playing Bo for 27 consecutive years. Alfonso remained on the show for 37 years prior to her 2020 departure.
“I’ve been there for an incredibly long time and am hugely grateful that I was able to be a part of the Days of Our LivesAs long as I was alive, my family has been there for me. These last few years have been challenging. Days of Our LivesIs not the Days of Our Lives as I know it,” she told Soap Opera DigestJuly 2020
Alfonso noted that she “felt a sense of relief” after making the decision to leave the long-running drama. “It’s been a roller-coaster, for sure,” she added.
Later that month, the Falcon Crest alum told Entertainment Tonight that she was confident with her choice, saying, “I just thought, ‘You know what? It’s time to really write a new chapter.’”
Alfonso said at the time that she had no plans of “returning and popping in as others have done in the past.” She noted: “I think that chapter is closed and a new one needs to be started. … I have no regrets.”
Reckell’s and Alfonso’s exact connections will be revealed later. Beyond SalemThey have not yet been revealed. Peacock, however, teased that the spinoff will follow the characters from the original series as they “trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime,” traveling all over the world.
Throughout the five-episode story line, the streaming site revealed that there will be “heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives.”
The official synopsis reads: “The next chapter of Days of Our Lives Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists and high-stakes drama — and it all connects back to a plot that long-time Days of Our Lives fans will surely remember.”
Days of Our Lives Beyond SalemPeacock Monday July 11 will see the return of the new episodes. Every day, new episodes will be released for five days. They will end on Friday, July 15.