Kristian Alfonso says fans "are going to be so happy" with Days of our Lives Beyond Salem 2

Posted Friday, April 22, 2022 2:37:21 AM
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Days of our Lives' Kristian Alfonso (Hope Brady) admits that she's been a "nervous wreck" filming Beyond Salem but says it's worth it because viewers will be thrilled with the second season of the soap's Peacock spinoff.

Days of our Lives viewers are over the moon about the news that Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) and Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams Brady) will be headlining the soap's second season of its Peacock spinoff, Beyond Salem. As for Alfonso, she may be excited, but she's also a complete ball of nerves!

In a new interview with People, the actress reveals, "I was a nervous wreck my first day. And also maybe my second day too, which was today, because there's so much happening."

One of the biggies that she may be alluding to is reuniting with Reckell, her longtime co-star that she hasn't worked with since 2016. As fans may recall, Reckell left the show in 2012 after a 29-year on-again, off-again stint as Bo, which he followed up with a brief return in 2015 when Bo was killed off and again in 2016 as a ghost version of the character. Alfonso later left the series in 2020, and a lot of fans were disappointed that Bo and Hope -- one of daytime's most known supercouples -- never got a happily ever after.

"I think, probably just the lead up of it all, I want it to be great," Alfonso shares about why she was so nervous to reprise her DAYS role. "I put the pressure on myself. I am definitely looking forward to working with Petey."

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As for what fans can look forward to from the second chapter of Beyond Salem, an official press release teases, "In an epic, action-packed tale that spans the entire globe, from Monte Carlo to Hong Kong, beloved characters from Days of our Lives once again go Beyond Salem as they trade the comforts of home for an adventure of a lifetime! Over the course of five thrilling episodes, heartwarming family reunions take a dangerous turn as a mysterious adversary wreaks havoc on their lives. The next chapter of Beyond Salem is story full of larger-than-life romance, jaw-dropping twists, and high-stakes drama -- and it all connects back to a plot that long-time DOOL fans will surely remember."

"The viewers are going to be so happy," Alfonso enthuses. "And what they see, it's going to be super fun. They want to keep it a surprise because there's so many different things happening, and characters that are reappearing, that they wanted to be a surprise."

In addition to Alfonso and Reckell (and perhaps some surprise guests?), Beyond Salem 2 will include Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Stephen Nichols as Steve "Patch" Johnson, Mary Beth Evans as Kayla Brady Johnson, Lucas Adams as Tripp Johnson, Camila Banus as Gabi Hernandez, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin.

Chapter two of Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will premiere on Peacock on Monday, July 11, with new episodes dropping daily until Friday, July 15. For more information, click here.

How do you feel about Kristian Alfonso being nervous to reprise her role of Hope for DAYS' Beyond Salem? What do you hope the soap's writers have planned for Bo and Hope during the five episodes of spinoff adventure? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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