Neighbours to return for a brand new series in 2023 on Amazon Freevee

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17 Nov 2022, 10:49

Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy) and Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi) and the Neighbours logo

Credit: Twitter (@Neighbours) / Fremantle

Only a few short months after we said goodbye to Ramsay Street, Neighbours is officially returning for another series!

Fans desperately tried to save the beloved soap from cancellation earlier this year, but despite thousands of online petition signatures, the Australian series was cancelled for good after 37 years on screen. 

The final episode aired in July, and now four months on, streaming service Amazon Freevee has announced they’re bringing the fan-favourite back for a brand new series. 

Sharing the news on the official Neighbours Twitter account, Neighbours stars Alan Fletcher (Karl Kennedy), Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy) and Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi) helped to announce the exciting update, and confirmed the new episodes will be released in “the second half of next year.”

In the joyous clip, the trio says: “Thank you all for the love and loyalty you’ve shown us here at Neighbours, We miss you and we can’t wait to see you. All the new episodes will be coming to Amazon Freevee in the UK and in the US, which means you can watch them for free. 

“The series will also be available for streaming on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. And we’re very excited to announce that thousands of classic episodes will be available to stream.”

Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming for Amazon Studios, said in a statement (via Digital Spy): "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."

The Neighbours finale was quite the star-studded spectacle, bringing back all the big names that had since gone on to become huge stars in Hollywood and beyond, including Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

Neighbours will return on Amazon Freevee in 2023.