Neighbours will return to screens with a new series on streaming site Amazon Freevee, it has been announced.
The news comes after the finale episode of the Australian soap aired in July, attracting an average audience of 2.5 million, according to the broadcaster.
After seeing the ‘fanfare’ generated by the ending of the long-running series, Amazon Freevee and production company Fremantle have secured the show’s future, with a new series to begin filming next year.
Production of the new series is set to commence in early 2023 Twitter/Neighbours
The revitalised series will premiere for free exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US and the site will also stream thousands of Neighbours episodes from previous series.
The series will also stream on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Production is set to commence in early 2023, with a world premiere scheduled for the second half of the year.
Fans of the iconic series have taken to Twitter to express their happiness at its return.
One devoted fan wrote: “OMG you have NO idea how happy this has made me.”
While another added: “Just heard the news. That’s fantastic! Congratulations Neighbours.”
The news comes after the finale episode of the Australian soap aired in July Twitter/Neighbours
A third person said: “No way !!! Oh my god I'm so excited !! Yes !!!!”
The happy fans continued to leave their messages of thanks, with a fourth user saying: “OH MY ACTUAL GOD. EVERY CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER.”