Neighbours boss hints at big-name comebacks

Jason Herbison, the executive producer of 'Neighbours', has hinted at some possible big-name returns.

'Neighbours' bosses are open to hiring some big-name former cast members.

The Australian soap has returned to TV screens amid popular demand, and Jason Herbison, the show's executive producer, has revealed that they had to move quickly to get some of the best-known stars on board.

He told "I was thinking about [which cast members to bring back] in isolation for a little while, but then when we got the green light and sign-off, I went and visited the four heritage cast [Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Stefan Dennis].

"We talked to them and very quickly got them all on board for an announcement.

"I had a bit of an idea of the other characters that I'd been thinking about, so we very quickly and urgently got on the phones and, in a couple of weeks, pulled together the cast that we needed to return."

Jason hinted that some other big-name former cast members could also return to the soap in the coming months.

He shared: "There were people who were unavailable as they had moved on to other projects, so we had decisions to make over whether or not we might want to recast those roles, or whether or not we might move them on from the show.

"But I will say that, just because a character is not back in episode one, it doesn't mean they may not return in the future.

"Certainly, there's a lot of love from the actors who have been on the show."

In November 2022, Amazon announced that it was reviving the soap, less than four months after its final episode.

The landmark episode featured some of the big-name stars from the show's past, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce.

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