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‘Neighbours’ to Return: Amazon Saves Iconic Australian Soap

In a plot twist that would have come straight from the present itself, Neighbours, the enduring Australian cleaning soap that seemed prefer it had completed for good after 37 years and virtually 9,000 episodes, is about to make a dramatic return.

Amazon Freevee and the present’s producer Fremantle have unveiled {that a} new season of the beloved sequence — which helped launch the careers of a number of stars, together with Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce — will begin capturing in Australia subsequent yr, persevering with the long-running drama involving the residents of Ramsay Street within the fictitious Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough. Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Jackie Woodburne will return to reprise their main roles.  

The revitalized sequence is about to premiere completely, and free of charge, on Amazon Freevee within the U.Ok. and U.S. and can embrace streaming rights to 1000’s of episodes from the earlier seasons, accessible previous to the brand new season’s premiere. The sequence may also stream on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

While not fairly the traditional Eleventh-hour save that followers could have been hoping for, the news comes 4 months after what was considered Neighbours’ remaining episode, with present bosses revealing in March that it will be coming to an finish after its key U.Ok. broadcast companion, Channel 5, pulled out and makes an attempt to seek out different funding proved fruitless. The July finale, which welcomed again a few of its most well-known alumni — most notably Kylie Minogue, but in addition Pearce and Robbie (by way of video message) — was watched by virtually 1.4 million viewers in Australia and simply over 4 million viewers within the U.Ok.

Neighbours has captivated its audience for nearly 40 years, building a dedicated and loyal following for the lives and stories of the characters on Ramsay Street,” stated Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD authentic content material and programming at Amazon Studios. “With the power of streaming, we’re able to offer a catalog of thousands of Neighbours episodes for new audiences to discover this legendary series and current fans to relive their favorite moments. We look forward to immersing the audience in new Ramsay Street experiences when we relaunch the show next year for Amazon Freevee and Prime Video customers.”

Australia’s Network 10, the house of Neighbours for 36 years and a part of Paramount Global, will retain first-run rights in Australia for the brand new sequence.

Neighbours is a unique series with a powerful connection with its fans across the world. We cherish the show and all those who have been part of its incredible story over many decades, so we are thrilled that we have found a new home with Amazon Freevee. Thanks to the innovative Amazon Freevee platform, many classic episodes will be available to fans, and Neighbours will go back into full production in Australia early next year, providing our fans with new episodes,” stated Jennifer Mullin, international CEO, Fremantle. “This partnership with Amazon Freevee marks an exciting new chapter, and we look forward to collaborating with them, along with our long-term and valued partner in Australia, Network 10.”

Neighbours is produced by Fremantle. Jason Herbison, Neighbours’ government producer since 2013, will keep his place on the brand new chapter of Neighbours, with Andrew Thompson returning as producer.



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