Mischa Barton has joined the cast of Neighbours

Former 'The O.C.' star Mischa Barton has joined the cast of 'Neighbours' as guest character Reece, an American new to Erinsborough who is not quite who she appears to be.

Mischa Barton has joined the cast of 'Neighbours'.

The former 'O.C.' star will appear in the revived show - which will air on Amazon Freevee after previously being axed - as a guest character, Reece, an American new to Erinsborough who is not quite who she appears to be.

She said: "I’m excited to be part of this iconic show’s next chapter, and I am really looking forward to being back in Australia - a place I know and love!

"I think the character of Reece is going to be a great role for me to explore and play with."

Reece has been described as "dynamic and unpredictable", and will have an "instant presence" in Erinsborough.

Jason Herbison, Neighbours’ executive producer, said: "With 'Neighbours' launching on Amazon Freevee in North America, we are beyond excited to have an actor of Mischa’s calibre join us for the beginning of this exciting new chapter.

"Mischa’s character is dynamic and unpredictable, and will have an instant presence on Ramsay Street. Our loyal viewers are going to love her, locally and abroad."

The new chapter of 'Neighbours' officially started production on Monday (17.04.23) in Melbourne, Australia and will launch on Amazon Freevee in the autumn of 2023.

'Neighbours' ended in July 2022 after 37 years, but just four months later, Amazon Freevee announced it was bringing the soap back.

A tweet on the official 'Neighbours' Twitter account read: "Breaking News from Erinsborough!

"Neighbours will return for a brand-new series next year exclusively on @AmazonFreevee, alongside thousands of episodes from previous seasons to stream as you please."

The revitalised series will premiere for free, exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US. The series will also stream on Prime Video in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa.


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