Billy Flynn Joins ‘Days of our Lives’ As New Chad DiMera

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Yann Bean Photography

With NBC’s “” currently filming 4-5 months ahead of airdate, one has to wonder how the daytime drama series manages to keep storyline and casting secrets under wraps before the world begins chattering. Well one such secret is finally out of the bag. The drama series has cast daytime newcomer in the contract role of Chad DiMera, who was previously portrayed by .

Per the show, Flynn’s portrayal of the character brings a new and improved version of Chad who is charismatic yet commanding and will be taking Salem by storm when he debuts on Friday, September 12.

“We are excited to have Billy Flynn joining our ‘DAYS’ family this fall,” said , co-executive producer in a statement. “Chad’s return will change the dynamic of Salem society in ways that fans won’t want to miss!”

Is Salem ready for this new Chad DiMera? As the beloved daytime drama gears up for its 49th anniversary, viewers will quickly see a far more mature, sinister and confident Chad than when he left last October. He’s grown up and learned a lot since he’s been gone. He’s been carefully groomed (in true DiMera fashion) to take his place as a principal member of the notorious clan.

Flynn’s casting ensures that the DiMera clan will continue having prominent role in Salem with the upcoming on air departure of ‘s EJ DiMera.

  • sands of time

    Billy Flynn will prove to be a huge asset to DAYS! He is a gifted performer!!!

    • Andrew Hass

      I think it’s too soon to say whether Billy Flynn will be an asset or not.I hope he works out and takes the character of Chad in exciting directions.As for Chad i have a feeling he won’t be happy that his brother sleep with his ex-girlfriend. So Chad might be plotting revenge

  • jemia johnson

    I think EJ should come back to salem with out sami and with his son

    • sands of time

      I don’t know JS’s plans, but AS plans on making return visits. Maybe after some rest, they’ll both return full time.

      • Andrew Hass

        Yeah Allison Sweeney has said she would like to return to Days from time to time and i hope she does but it may depend on her schedule.For example the show may want her back for a short term stint but she has another commitment.Plus since Days tapes so far in advance Allison may not waiting around for them to need her.I know she said the only soap she would do would be DOOL but if the right offer came along she might be tempted especially if it is just for a few months.

  • GH DAYS fan

    Newbies, newbies, newbies… Why don’t they finally use the great and yearslong actors they still have on the show instead of wasting or totally marginalizing them (and, thus, chasing them away at some point)?? They’d need a good writing team, especially head writers, for that, of course…

  • JayTN

    Is it just me or does Flynn look like Blake Berris (ex-Nick Fallon)? When I first saw his picture, I thought it was Berris. In terms of looks alone, the recast of Chad has fallen flat.