After weeks of real-life drama, behind-closed-doors meetings, petitions calling for his ouster, and even Billie Reed herself speaking out against him (screenshot of Lisa Rinna’s Instagram message to Alarr above), Days Of Our Lives director and co-executive producer Albert Alarr has finally been fired after multiple cast members accused him of sexual harassment. Via Deadline:
Albert Alarr is exiting as Days of Our Lives director/co-executive producer, with series producer Janet Drucker promoted to replace him in his co-executive producer role. The daytime drama, produced by Corday Prods. and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, also will institute HR presence on set. Series executive producer Ken Corday just made the announcement in an email to cast and crew.
“Effective immediately, Janet Drucker will be elevated to co-executive producer of Days of Our Lives, replacing Albert Alarr, who will be exiting his role,” Corday wrote.
Here’s the email Corday sent to DOOL cast and crew:
Dear Days Cast and Crew,
Effective immediately, Janet Drucker will be elevated to co-executive producer of Days of Our Lives, replacing Albert Alarr, who will be exiting his role.
Moving forward, we will be implementing additional HR protocols, including an increased HR presence as well as channels for reporting any concerns. It is imperative that we have a safe and inclusive workplace environment.
Production will resume, as planned, on Monday with new leadership in place. As a reminder, we still have a pre-planned hiatus set for the week of August 14th.
DOOL fans have been celebrating all day on social media, and hopefully all the support and enthusiasm for the show can be felt in the writer’s room, where they’ll hopefully come up with some great storylines once again. The glory days of Kristen/Susan/John/Marlena are long gone, but I still have faith that they can come up with something fun again.