The wait is finally over! This afternoon On-Air On-Soaps received official confirmation and this press release from Days of our Lives, that indeed, Noel Maxam and Greg Meng have been named the new co-executive producers of Days of our Lives, replacing the exiting Gary Tomlin.
Maxam has been with the series in a producer capacity for the last four years and Meng has served as the longtime Executive in Charge of Production for the series for over ten years. The official release cites that the duo will work together as team to revitlize and reset the series with some sweeping changes. Below is the official release:
“Executive Producer Ken Corday is resetting Days of our Lives with the simple yet successful formula of centering the show around romance and the characters fans know and love. “It’s time to make a more positive, romantic, and intriguing show driven by the power of heroic love. I’m very excited about the new adventure we are about to take which is based on the show that my parents created 45 years ago.”
Days of our Lives initiated a strong direction of change by appointing a new head writing team consisting of Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas. The successful writing duo plan to change the direction of the show as they tell contemporary stories based on the solid foundation of the “Days” history of family, romance, and intrigue. McPherson and Thomas commented, “New fans will find many reasons to stay, and longtime fans will find many reasons to return.” Launching with a grand event in the fall, big surprises will be coming to Salem.
Co-Executive Producer Noel Maxam, who has been a producer on the show for four years, and Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng, who has been Executive in Charge of Production for over ten years, will work together as a team. “The new writing team has already generated much excitement with the compelling stories they have written, and we plan to translate those stories to the screen with a refreshed look,” commented Greg Meng.
Ken Corday commented, “I am confident these changes will bring back excitement and anticipation to our family of fans as they tune in each day to see what happens. You won’t want to miss a single episode of the new ‘Days’ ahead!”