Neighbors has been axed after almost four decades, but the bosses are leaving the door open to a future in the Aussie soap as they open up on what fans can expect from the ending
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The neighbors’ bosses “leave the show the door open” to have a future – despite their axe.
The Australian soap, which airs on Channel 5 in the UK, will air its final episodes later this year after 37 years. Fans – and bosses – had hoped the show could be saved, but Fremantle Media failed to find another home for the popular soap.
Now executive producer Jason Herbison has opened up on the show’s final storylines as it prepares to air its final scenes in the summer – with bosses anxious not to stop the show from having a future, if any one will be available one day.
“Ramsay Street is eternal and I like to think it will live on in the hearts and minds of viewers long after the final scene. I would never blow them up,” he explained TV tonight.
“The ending will be a celebration of the past and the present, leaving the door very open to a future.”
Herbison is also working on bringing some of the biggest stars back to the show – including Kylie Minogue.
He added, “One of my great joys has been bringing back a lot of former characters over the last few years, which was something the series had previously seemed reluctant to do. I’m definitely hoping that some of these faces will return along with others that we haven’t been able to lure back until now.
“I strongly believe that the ending must be a celebration of the current cast as well. Karl, Susan, Toadie and Paul have earned a very rightful place, front and center.”
And when asked specifically about Kylie’s return, he shared, “I’ll do anything you would expect me to do!”
A spokesperson confirmed the show’s ax in a poignant message on Twitter: “We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9000 episodes on the air, we have to confirm that Neighbors will be ceasing production in June.
“After the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK, and despite an intensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no choice but to cancel the show. For our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as is all of us on the team.
Paying tribute to the fans, they added: “We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From now on we celebrate Neighbors.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/neighbours-bosses-leaving-door-open-26382927 Neighbors' bosses are leaving the door open to the future as the show is axed after 37 years