Neighbours: Who is returning for the revival? Who are the new cast members?

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14 Aug 2023, 14:00

The Neighbours logo and a shot of Ramsey Street

Credit: Fremantle Australia / Channel Five

After we thought we’d said a final goodbye to Neighbours, fans can finally return to Ramsay Street from today (18th September) and not only is the show returning to our screens, but there are plenty of iconic characters coming back too.

The long-running soap was cancelled after 37 years, and the apparent last ever episode aired in August 2022. A whole bunch of Neighbours legends made an appearance in the finale, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, Delta Goodrem, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance.

However, the show was soon recommissioned to air on Amazon Freevee

Now the soap is officially back on screens, here is who we can expect to see on our screens.

Who is returning to the Neighbours cast?

A whole bunch of Erinsborough icons are coming back, including Stefan Dennis as Paul Robinson and Ryan Moloney as Toadie Rebecchi. 

Jackie Woodburne and Alan Fletcher will return as Ramsey Street’s power-couple, Susan and Karl Kennedy.

Ian Smith reprises his role as Harold Bishop, and Lucinda Cowden once again plays Melanie Pearson.

Annie Jones will be back as long-running character Jane Harris, and it was announced earlier this year that Hollywood star Guy Pearce will return, although not by any means as a regular. He has spoken about wanting to “extricate” himself from the show “respectfully”, given that his character bought a house on Ramsay Street in what was billed as the last ever episode.

Other returning cast members are: 

  • Rebekah Elmaloglou as Terese Willis

  • Tim Kano returns as Leo Tanaka

  • Georgie Stone as Mackenzie Hargreave

  • Melissa Bell as Lucy Robinson

  • April Rose Pengilly as Chloe Brennan

  • Lloyd Will as Andrew Rodwell

  • Emerald Chan as Sadie Rodwell

  • Candice Leask as Wendy Rodwell

Who are the new Neighbours cast members?

There is one big addition to the new series.

While it’s not known how many episodes she will star in, Mischa Barton is set to appear as Reece Sinclair, an American who is new to Erinsborough. The actor is best known for playing Marissa Cooper in 2000s drama series, The OC.

Other massive news is that there is going to be a new dog! 

No, this isn’t the return of Bouncer, but rather a pooch called Trevor, who will be moving in with fellow newcomer Haz Devkar (played by Shiv Palekar).

Also joining the show are Sara West as Cara Varga-Murphy, Naomi Rukavina as Remi Varga-Murphy, Marley Williams as Dex Varga-Murphy and Riley Bryant as JJ Varga-Murphy.

When does Neighbours come back?

The classic Aussie soap is finally back on screens from today (18th September 2023)!

The show will be airing Monday to Thursday each week.

How do I watch the Neighbours reboot?

Neighbours will air on Amazon Freevee.

If you already have Prime Video, you can watch content from Amazon Freevee straight through the Prime Video app.

If you don’t have Prime Video, then Amazon Freevee is also available as a standalone app on a variety of devices. You do need an Amazon account to watch it though.

The good news is that Freevee is free (as its name suggests), and uses advertising to generate income rather than a subscription basis.