Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers tease that show may have a scored a major player from the world of daytime dramas, in fact from General Hospital, Ron Carlivati’s old home. Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential recently spilled some tea on Twitter. He revealed that a popular General Hospital alum is hard at work on a “hot new suds gig.”
Giddens also indicated that fans were outraged when GH let this person slip away. Is he talking about Tyler Christopher, who played Nikolas Cassadine? Giddens closed the tweet with “ashes to ashes,” which might mean that the character he’s referring to was killed off. Nikolas was presumed dead over on GH.
Other hints back up the idea of Christopher joining the Days cast. If you look at who Christopher follows on Twitter, two Days accounts are among the recent ones. Christopher also followed Greg Meng, DOOL’s co-executive producer, who followed back.
Social media clues can be helpful when a guessing game hits. It certainly seems like Christopher could be headed to Days of Our Lives. If he’s indeed coming to Salem, who will he play? To figure that out, perhaps we should think back to a casting call from a few months ago. One was put out for “Alex,” a confident world traveler who wanted to take over the family business.
Many Days of Our Lives fans suspected this was Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) half-brother, Alexander Kiriakis. However, no further news ever emerged. It’s not unusual for characters to be scrapped later, especially when there’s a writing transition.
The new head writer has to get in there and figure out what he or she wants the DOOL canvas to look like. That’s undoubtedly what Ron Carlivati has been doing since he took over. Since Carlivati used to be General Hospital’s head writer, we have a connection there as well. Did Carlivati convince Christopher to come on board?
Tyler Christopher would definitely make a great Alexander Kiriakis just like he was a great Nikolas Cassadine. It would mean aging the character a bit, but that’s completely normal in the soap world. With SORASing, no one is the age he or she is supposed to be in Salem. Alexander could reappear and challenge Sonny for the Titan throne. It would be fun to see some sibling rivalry.
Since Anjelica (Morgan Fairchild) has been back in town, we’ve heard some Alexander mentions. Are they preparing us for Christopher’s debut as Alex? We’ll give you updates as other details come in. Stay tuned to the NBC soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news.
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) July 29, 2017