New series of Neighbours to start filming next month
2 months ago
The cast of Neighbours has announced that a new series of the Australian show will start filming next month.
Alan Fletcher, Jackie Woodburne, Stefan Dennis, Ryan Moloney, Annie Jones, and April Rose Pengilly told the audience of Neighbours – The Celebration Tour at the London Palladium that production will start in April.
The six actors including Fletcher, 65, who played Karl Kennedy, and his on-screen wife Susan, portrayed by Woodburne, 67, were also confirmed for a new chapter of the long-running soap.
Executive producer of Neighbours, since 2013, Jason Herbison, said:
“It feels very real now. It’s a hive of activity at the studio.
“We’re busy writing the next chapter of Neighbours, bringing to life again the show’s much-loved characters as well as new residents.
“It’s exciting to see the sets being prepped, ready to start filming on April 17 which will be a huge day for everyone involved”.
Andrew Thompson is also returning as a producer as the new series is set to be filmed at Nunawading Studios in Melbourne.
The suburb, east of Melbourne’s Central Business District, is where the soap has been previously filmed.
Since first airing in 1985, the soap has followed the lives of those living and working in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough.
The final episode of Neighbours on Channel 5 aired in July after the soap failed to secure new funding since being dropped by the broadcaster.
Despite its initial axing, the long-running show is now set for a revival by streaming site Amazon Freevee and production company Fremantle.
After seeing the ‘fanfare’ generated by the ending of the soap, Amazon Freevee and Freemantle opted to continue the daily drama series with the likes of Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Jackie Woodburne returning to reprise their leading roles.