The cast list for the DAYS OF OUR LIVES spinoff BEYOND SALEM keeps growing and with even more surprises for fans! Now, Eileen Davidson has been revealed to be joining the limited series for NBC streaming service Peacock. Lisa Rinna, who is reprising her role of Billie Reed for the show, spilled the beans when she shared a shot of Davidson backstage at the studio in her Instagram stories and wrote: “Look who I found!”
Shortly after the news broke, Davidson herself confirmed her casting when she posted to her own Instagram: “I’m beyond excited to be joining BEYOND SALEM! Streaming soon on Peacock!” However, there’s still the question of exactly which of her DAYS characters the actress will be playing in the spinoff.
Davidson has most recently been seen making appearances on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Ashley Abbott, but the actress is known to DAYS fans as Kristen DiMera as well as her look-alike Susan Banks. Plus, she also portrayed the additional characters of Sister Mary Moira, Thomas Banks, and Penelope Kent on the NBC sudser! Her work earned Davidson a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1998 and she took home the trophy in 2014.
The characters of Kristen and Susan have appeared on DAYS as recently as July of this year, although the roles have been played by actress Stacy Haiduk, who took over for Davidson in 2018. There has been no word as to how Davidson’s appearance in BEYOND SALEM will affect Haiduk’s role on DAYS. And as we said, there’s no word as to which character or characters Davidson will be playing on the spinoff, which will see Rinna’s Billie traveling the globe in search of stolen jewels.
Keep checking back at SoapsInDepth.com for more updates on BEYOND SALEM, especially confirmation of when we’ll finally be able to stream it!