“Days Of Our Lives” First Gay Storyline

In Soap Opera News, Sudster Fans are atwitter over buzz that NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives, now in its 45th season, will soon introduce a gay-centered storyline.

Though spokesfolks for the soap are keeping their lips sealed about the gossip, a production source claims that one of the show’s current castmembers will most likely be hooking up with a partner of the same sex some time in the coming months. In the past, Days has grappled with storylines featuring tough topics such as abortion, multiple personality disorder, and serial murder, but this would be the first time that the series has thrust a gay couple in to the limelight.

The gay arc wouldn’t, however, be the first for NBC’s daytime lineup. The Peacock greenlit a lesbian storyline for series regular Simone Russell on the now-defunct sudster Passions back in 2006.

Even with the future of soaps on the bubble due to sharply declining ratings, Days of Our Lives remains the second most-watched daytime series between women 18-29.