Neighbours cast in the dark about upcoming Amazon reboot


EXCLUSIVE: Neighbours cast in the dark about upcoming Amazon reboot – as it’s revealed several key characters still haven’t received a phone call inviting them back

Neighbours will be revived this year on Amazon’s Freevee just months after its cancellation.

But it appears producers are in no rush to get the show underway, with a start date yet to be announced by production.

Daily Mail Australia understands cast members Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher (Dr. Karl Kennedy) and Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy) have all been left in the dark about the series and still haven’t been told when filming will start.

Neighbours will be revived this year on Amazon’s Freevee just months after its cancellation – but it appears producers are in no rush to get the show underway. (Pictured: Jackie Woodburne and Alan Fletcher)

A well-placed production source let slip the key cast are still uncertain of their roles, how they will fit into the upcoming storyline and their future on the show.

‘Cast and crew still haven’t been given an update on what is going on with the show. We’ve all been left in the dark,’ said the insider.

‘Stefan was told that he couldn’t commit to anything else. He was planning to go on tour with his music and had to put his musical theatre stuff on hold too,’ they added.

According to the source, both cast and crew were told it would be ‘early 2023 start’ but a date is yet to be announced. 

Daily Mail Australia understands cast members Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher (Dr. Karl Kennedy) and Jackie Woodburne (Susan Kennedy), right) have all been left in the dark about the series and still haven't been told when filming will start

Daily Mail Australia understands cast members Jackie Woodburne (right), Alan Fletcher (centre), Ryan Moloney (left) and Stefan Dennis have all been left in the dark about the series and still haven’t been told when filming will start

The original series was cancelled in March 2022, only for its revival to be confirmed in November.

Amazon is yet to reveal who will be joining Dennis, Fletcher and Woodburne, on the reboot.

Last month, April Rose Pengilly, who played Chloe Brennan for four years, said she was still not asked back for the Amazon reboot.

Last month, April Rose Pengilly, who played Chloe Brennan for four years, said she was still not asked back for the Amazon reboot

Last month, April Rose Pengilly, who played Chloe Brennan for four years, said she was still not asked back for the Amazon reboot 

‘We don’t know who will be asked back yet (apart from the four who were initially announced),’ she wrote.

In a press release from mid-November, Fremantle Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Woods said the writers would start to plot new storylines immediately. 

However, fans were left concerned whether their favourite characters would be left out of the new chapter. 

In a press release from mid-November, Fremantle Australia CEO Greg Woods said the writers would start to plot new storylines immediately. (Pictured: the 2022 Neighbours cast)

In a press release from mid-November, Fremantle Australia CEO Greg Woods said the writers would start to plot new storylines immediately. (Pictured: the 2022 Neighbours cast)



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