Neighbors Return to Screen Just Months After Iconic Soap Was Canceled

Neighbors will return to screens just months after the Australian soap opera was canceled earlier this year.

I’m the last episode of Neighbor on Channel 5 which aired in July after the series failed to secure new funding since being dropped by the British broadcaster.

Despite the initial hiccups, the series is currently being reinvigorated by streaming site Amazon Freevee and production company Fremantle, with a new series set to begin filming in Australia next year.

After noticing the “fanfare” created by the film’s ending, Amazon Freevee and Freemantle chose to continue the daily TV series with the likes of Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney, and Jackie Woodburne returning to star. their main roles.

In a social media teaser clip announcing the news, Woodburne, 66, is seen as Susan Kennedy excitedly announcing the news to some of the film’s most recognizable characters, including Karl Kennedy, Toadie Rebecchi and Paul Robinson.

Neighbor was first broadcast in 1985 and follows the lives of people living and working in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough.

After the finale, which featured a host of beloved characters returning to the final community of Ramsay Street and drawing an average audience of 2.5 million, according to Channel 5, a revival series will premieres for free exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US, and the site will also stream thousands of Neighbor episodes from the previous series.

The series will also stream on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the show will be streamed in any other countries including Ireland.

Commenting on the news, head of programming and original AVOD content at Amazon Studios, Lauren Anderson, said:Neighbor has captivated its audience for nearly 40 years, building a devoted and loyal following with the lives and stories of Ramsay Street characters.

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“With the power of streaming, we can provide a catalog of thousands Neighbor Episodes for new audiences explore this legendary series and existing fans to relive their favorite moments.

“We look forward to giving audiences new Ramsay Street experiences as we relaunch the show next year for Amazon Freevee and Prime Video customers.”

Along with the return of some famous characters on screen, Jason Herbison, Neighbor‘ executive producer since 2013, will maintain his spot on the new chapter of Neighbors, and Andrew Thompson will also return as producer.

Production will begin in early 2023, with the world premiere expected in the second half of the year.

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