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Days of our Lives Launches New Web Series “Last Blast Reunion” on DOOL App, Brings Back Faves from 2000s Era (Photos)

Nadia Bjorlin, Martha Madison, Chadwick Hopson, Lindsay Hollister "Days of our Lives" Set WS003-01 NBC Studios Burbank 10/07/19 © XJJohnson/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661 WS003-01

Days of our Lives is tapping into some modern nostalgia for its next web series installment. Back in the early 00s days of Abercrombie crop tops, dial-internet, Napster, bedazzled jewelry, and music charts dominated by boy bands and Britney Spears, DAYS created arguably its most popular teen set to date anchored by legacies and new faces. Look for nine characters from the 2000 season of the Emmy-award winning NBC soap to return for the “Last Blast Reunion,” a new digital series streaming exclusively on The DOOL App premiering November 29, 2019.

Nadia Bjorlin, Kirsten Storms, Farah Fath, Heather Olson,Jay Kenneth Johnson, Jason Cook, Aaron Van Wagner “Days Of Our Lives” Shoot NBC Studios 6/15/00 ©John Paschal/JPI

Returning to the .Com cybercafé after almost 20 years are Brandon Beemer (“Shawn Brady”), Martha Madison (“Belle Black”), Heather Lindell (“Jan Spears”), Aaron Van Wagner (“Jason Welles”), Nadia Bjorlin (“Chloe Lane”) and Lindsay Hollistar (“Susan Adamson”).

The role of “Mimi Lockhart,” played in the broadcast series by Farah Fath, will now be played by Teressa Liane. Chadwick Hopson will play “Kevin Lambert,” a role originally played by Brett Lawrence and Robert Benvenisti. In addition, there will be a big surprise for viewers in the first episode when a major fan favorite returns to join the reunion. Yes, it’s who you think it is.

Written by Emmy-winning head writer Ron Carlivati, “Last Blast Reunion” tells the story of what happens when Belle and Chloe discover their old friend Kevin has reopened the “.Com Café” in New York, similar to the one at which they all used to gather at together 20 years earlier. The three of them decide to plan a reunion of the “Last Blast Crew,” and a week later they are joined by Susan, Shawn and Mimi and the friends reminisce and quickly ease back into their old bonds and rivalries. Two people, Jan and Jason, are missing from this get-together but will soon join in this long-awaited reunion. The story takes an unexpected turn with some shocking twists that will keep viewers at the edge of their seats all the way to the surprise ending.

The first chapter of “Last Blast Reunion” will premiere on Friday, Nov. 29, on The DOOL App. New episodes will be available every Thursday for the following seven weeks. The episodes will also be available on the NBC app and NBC.com one week after streaming exclusively on The DOOL App. Each episode will be approximately 7-10 minutes in length.

“We are excited to bring together some of the most beloved characters from Days of our Lives in the next DOOL App series,” said Greg Meng, co-executive producer of “Days of our Lives.” “As this new digital platform continues to grow, we can provide exciting additional content to complement the air show on NBC.” 

“Last Blast Reunion” is the second web series to air on the DOOL App. The soap ran two, eight-episode installments of “Chad & Abby in Paris” starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Emmy winner Kate Mansi (Abby). The series focused on the popular couple reconnecting and living overseas ahead of their November 2019 return to Days of our Lives. Episodes ran from August to November.

The DOOL App was developed by the Corday Productions team of Greg Meng, creative director (and co-executive producer, “Days of our Lives”); Michael Fairman, content producer; and Maya Frangié, director of communications and strategic initiatives. The DOOL App is a new all-access platform for “Days of our Lives” fans to get more of the show they love, including breaking news from the set, exclusive original content, backstage videos with the cast, quizzes and interactive games, fan-favorite clips, weekly recaps and other fun ways to connect with the cast. More information is available at www.TheDoolApp.com.

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