The excitement in Salem is about to get kicked up a notch, because Thaao Penghlis (Tony DiMera, Andre DiMera) and Leann Hunley (Anna Fredericks) are returning to Days of our Lives.
Fans of the NBC soap opera can look forward to the pair's return on Tuesday, January 21 -- though what brings the characters back to the fold remains a mystery at this time. Neither Tony nor Anna has been seen since prior to DAYS' time jump in October, but Penghlis reprised the role of Tony's twin, Andre DiMera, for a special Halloween episode.
Penghlis took on the role of Stefano's son Tony in 1981 and played the character until his "death" in 2009. The character returned to the screen in March of 2019 to help Marlena (Deidre Hall) return from a short death experience and returned again later the same year, alive and well. Penghlis has also played Stefano's nephew Andre since 1983. The character was killed in 2018.
Leann Hunley took on the role of Carrie Brady's mother and Tony DiMera's wife Anna in 1982. She has played the character on-again, off-again since that time.
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