Ken Corday, executive producer of Days of our Lives, officially announced today that Marlene McPherson (formerly Marlene Clark Poulter) and Darrell Ray Thomas have been named the head writing team on NBC’s longest running scripted program, effective immediately. The duo replace Dena Higley in this position.
Corday noted, “McPherson and Thomas will bring Days of our Lives back to its core values by telling exciting stories with a fresh and contemporary approach including beloved characters.”
As previously reported earlier today, McPherson and Thomas were former Associate Head Writers, under James Reilly at Passions up through to the end of the series in 2008. So, just how will these two influence story and character? Stay tuned.
Now, it’s your turn to be a backseat head writer! What stories or characters would you tell McPherson and Thomas to fix first? Let us know.