Even if the 55-year old series were to be renewed for another year - it's currently the lowest-rated of the last four remaining American daytime soaps on the air - it's doubtful that all or most of the actors would be back since they might very well move on to new jobs and roles.
Corday Productions didn't respond to media enquiries seeking comment about the cast being released from their contracts, with TVLine that first reported the news.
Days of Our Lives is produced for America's NBC network, with Sony Pictures Television that distributes it internationally and with e.tv in South Africa that is broadcasting it from Mondays to Thursdays at 16:45.
According to reports, Days of Our Lives has not yet been renewed for another season in the United States, but finished filming most of the current contracted season with enough episodes to last until the end of the season with no reason for Corday Productions to keep the actors for the time being with no further contract in place.
Days of Our Lives was last renewed in January 2019 for the 2019/2020 season and will go on an indefinite production break at the end of November.