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Neighbours set to return in 2023 months after it was axed

Neighbours is set to make a comeback in 2023 despite being axed earlier this year.

The soap came to an end earlier this year after a 37-year run on Channel 5. Despite the emotional farewell that welcomed back cast members from the last four decades, it appears Ramsay Street won't be gone for too long.

Streaming service Amazon Freevee will rehouse the show after talks with Fremantle, the production company behind Neighbours, struck a deal. The UK and US will be able to stream the series, including its backlog consisting of thousands of episodes exclusively on the platform for no extra cost.

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Several key cast members are said to be reprising their roles including Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy) and Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi). Jason Herbison is also returning as executive producer.

Production will begin early next year with the premiere episode expected to air sometime in late 2023. Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming for Amazon Studios, said: "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.

"With the power of streaming, we’re able to offer a catalogue of thousands of Neighbours episodes for new audiences to discover this legendary series and current fans to relive their favourite 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."

Jennifer Mullin, global CEO for Fremantle, added: "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.

"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."


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