Freddie Smith Responds to Sonny Kiriakis’ Redesign for “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem”
After announcing less than two weeks ago on his podcast with his wife Alyssa Tabit (“The Freddie & Alyssa Show”) that he would have said “no” to the producers of “Days of our Lives” if they had contacted him to reprise the role of Sonny Kiriakis in the soap opera, comes the word congratulations from Freddie smith to the successor of his character Zach handyman (Fenmore Baldwin, “The Young and the Restless”) who will take on the role in the spin-off of Peacock’s limited series, “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem”.
“I want to salute Zach Tinker,” Smith said in an Instagram story posted yesterday shortly after news of Tinker’s casting was first revealed. “. I know you are taking on the role of Sonny Kiriakis. You will enjoy. He’s a great character and it’s such an important story. I know you are going to crush it so have fun and I can’t wait to check it out on Peacock.
“Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem” doesn’t have an official launch date, but last week the @PeacockTVCare Twitter account inadvertently revealed that the show would air on Monday September 6 on the streaming service.
In addition to casting Tinker as Sonny, Chandler Massey and Greg Rikaart reprise their roles as Will Horton and Leo Stark respectively in the five-part series. They will be joined by a host of other “DAYS” veterans.
Watch Smith’s message to Tinker below.