After airing what was reportedly the final episode earlier this year, Neighbors should bring a shock return to the screens in 2023.
The Australian soap was canceled in February after Channel 5 decided to stop airing the show in the UK. When the Fremantle production company could not find another station to carry the program, the show was canceled altogether due to lack of funding.
To mark the end of the program, several notable actors from the show’s 36-year history returned to say goodbye, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Margot Robbie, Holly Valance and Guy Pearce.
The last episode attracted 2.5 million viewers – a significantly higher number than usual.
However, an announcement on Thursday (November 17) has confirmed that the show has been picked up again by Amazon and new episodes will air next year.
So far, series stars Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney (Jarrod “Toadfish” Rebecchi), and Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy) have been confirmed to reprise their starring roles.
Neighbors‘ New home on Amazon Freevee means it’s free to watch in the UK and US and includes an archive of older episodes.
In a statement, Fremantle’s global CEO, Jennifer Mullin, expressed the company’s excitement at continuing the stories of Ramsay Street on a new platform.
“Neighbors is a unique series with a strong connection to its fans around the world.”
“We value the show and all those who have been a part of its incredible story over many decades, so we are thrilled to have found a new home with Amazon Freevee.
“Thanks to the innovative Amazon Freevee platform, many classic episodes will be available to fans, and Neighbors will return to production in Australia early next year bringing new episodes to our fans.”
In Australia, the revamped soap returns to its home channel Network 10.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/neighbours-reboot-amazon-freevee-b2226988.html The Neighbors are returning to screens after the cancellation earlier this year