[11/17/22 - 02:00 AM] Amazon Freevee Brings Back Iconic Series "Neighbours" The continuation of the long-running daily drama series - about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne - follows the finale earlier this year, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.
[via press release from Amazon]
Amazon Freevee Brings Back Iconic Series "Neighbours"
Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson, Alan Fletcher as Karl Kennedy,
Ryan Moloney as Toadie Rebecchi, and Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kennedy
reprise their roles as residents of Ramsay Street
The cherished series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. and UK
LONDON - 17 November, 2022 - Today, Amazon Freevee and Fremantle have proudly announced the iconic series Neighbours will be returning to television with a brand-new series to begin filming in Australia next year. The continuation of the long-running daily drama series - about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne - follows the finale earlier this year, which was watched by millions of adoring fans. Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney, and Jackie Woodburne will return to reprise their leading roles.
The revitalized series will premiere exclusively for free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and U.S. and will include streaming rights to thousands of episodes from the previous seasons, available prior to the new series' premiere. The series will also stream on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Production is set to commence in early 2023 with a world premiere slated for the second half of the year.
"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," said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming, Amazon Studios. "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 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."
"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," said Jennifer Mullin, global 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 ran for more than three decades and nearly 9,000 episodes, garnering fans across the globe and launching the careers of many household names. The Australian show has screened in multiple countries during its reign, including the UK, airing on both BBC One and, most recently, Channel 5, since its launch in 1985. The final episode of Neighbours aired in July 2022 and featured guest star appearances from Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, and Margot Robbie, all of whom were series cast members earlier in their careers.
Neighbours is produced by Fremantle. Jason Herbison, Neighbours' executive producer since 2013, will maintain his position on the exciting new chapter of Neighbours, with Andrew Thompson returning as producer.
Australia's Network 10, the home of Neighbours for 36 years, will retain first-run rights in Australia for the new series.
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