DAYS is planning to return to production on September 1, but fan favorite Kristian Alfonso, who joined the show as Hope Williams Brady in 1983, will not be coming back with it. The actress announced on Deadline.com that she is done at the NBC soap she’s called home for 37 years — and has already filmed her last episode. “It is now time for me to write my next chapter,” she told the site. “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September. I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.” She addressed the fans, noting, “I cannot thank you enough for your generosity, love and support. I could not have done it without YOU!!!” For the full statement, click here.