a local soap Next year, Neighbours will make a comeback on television, but not quite as we know it.
The programme, which debuted in 1985, continued for 37 seasons before being cancelled in July of this year, when it was supposed to air its final episode. However, Amazon, who purchased the whole Neighbours back catalogue and announced plans to bring the show back, has salvaged the programme that launched the careers of so many well-known figures, according to Leicestershire Live.
Incredibly, 19.6 million UK viewers tuned in to watch the wedding of Scott and Charlene, played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, in 1987. Over the course of the soap opera’s 9,000 episodes, actors including Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, and Natalie Imbruglia received their first major acting roles.
Popular trio Susan and Dr. Karl Kennedy, Toadie, and Paul Robinson are among the characters already confirmed for the revived show. They all made a return to Ramsay Street for the final episode that was broadcast in the UK on Channel 5 four months ago.
Jackie Woodburne, 66, was even employed to alert followers of the noteworthy news in a social media film while posing as Susan.
The Sun quotes a TV insider as saying: “Fans enjoyed the fact that Neighbours was a soap which was dished out on a continual, regular basis — they couldn’t get enough of it. But there is expected to be one difference: episodes of the show will be less frequent and not available on a daily basis.
“And one of the things that made it unique in the eyes of fans was the fact that it was always shown each weekday over its 37-year run. They may be dissatisfied by the revival’s shape even if they will be delighted to hear about it.