A mere week after DAYS announced that Tanya Boyd would be returning to the role of Celeste, a casting call was put out for the character. Despite Internet reports of health problems, a show spokesperson says, "Reports are incorrect. We were unable to move forward with Tanya due to scheduling conflicts." The show is now seeking a "65-75-year-old gorgeous African American female… She comes back to Salem to be with her family and help keep them safe…. Please submit very strong established name actors who can really dive into this material and make it their own." The recurring role is set to begin 1/17 for a 7-10 episode arc.