Ryan Moloney and Alan Fletcher were stunned to learn Neighbors was returning.
When Alan, who plays Karl Kennedy on the soap opera, appeared on The Project on Friday, he said he was “completely shocked”.
‘It is wonderful. We were all told that individually. So our executive producer went home to everyone that same day,” said the 65-year-old.
Ryan Moloney and Alan Fletcher were stunned to learn Neighbors was returning. Both pictured
“Funnily enough I was so shocked when he told me but the actor walked in after about two seconds and I left, I have to remember that face.
“Because if I have to do a total shock…” he joked.
“Buddy, it’s still not understood. It’s been like a week so far,” chipped in Ryan, 42, who plays Toadie Rebecchi.
When Alan, who plays Karl Kennedy on the soap opera, appeared on The Project on Friday, he said he was “completely shocked”. ‘It is wonderful. We were all told that individually. So our executive producer went home to everyone that same day,” said the 65-year-old
“I’ve spent the last few months trying to figure out what it means to stop working after 28 years. So, you know, it doesn’t seem to take very long to get another job.”
Ryan said the producers were impressed with the ratings for the soap opera’s finale.
“They got together and said the numbers were damn good and the fans wanted it,” he explained.
“They came to the party and they’re bringing Neighbors back, baby. Oh yeah!’
“Dude, it still doesn’t get it,” said Ryan, who plays Toadie Rebecchi. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what it means to not work after 28 years.”
Fans went into a frenzy after it was announced Neighbors was returning to TV.
However, some stars of the soap were left amused after only four actors were told the exciting news, while the rest of the cast found out at the same time as the rest of the world.
A new series of Neighbors will begin filming in Australia next year and will star Stefan Dennis, (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher, (Dr Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney, (Toadfish) and Jackie Woodburne, (Susan Kennedy), their main roles reappear.
A new series will begin filming in Australia next year and will star Stefan Dennis, (Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher, (Dr Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney, (Toadfish) and Jackie Woodburne, (Susan Kennedy), as rerun their main roles return
Takaya Honda, who played David Tanaka on the show, revealed Friday that only these four stars knew the show was getting a lifeline from Amazon.
“Aside from those three and Stefan, the rest of the cast is finding out with you. Please allow us time to process. We don’t know anything more,” he said alongside a photo of Moloney, Woodburne and Fletcher.
Matty Wilson, who played Aaron Brennan, also told his Instagram Stories, “I didn’t see that coming.”
It’s unclear if other cast members will appear in the upcoming Neighbors revival.
The cast members were amused as only these four actors got the news and the rest of the cast got the news at the same time as the rest of the world. Takaya Honda (right), who played David Tanaka on the soap, tweeted the above
It was announced on Thursday that Neighbors had been rescued just four months after the last episode aired in July.
Moloney, who played Toadie on the long-running series, told The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Friday that production will begin as early as next year.
“We’re starting filming again next year, early in the year,” Ryan told hosts Kyle Sandilands and Brittany Hockley.
Matty Wilson, who played Aaron Brennan, said on his Instagram Stories that he didn’t see the announcement coming
“And then it will go on the air [Channel] 10 first, in Australia, at the end of the year. Then it will be available worldwide on Amazon Freevee.”
The soap refocused on air in March after 37 years when UK broadcaster Channel 5 withdrew as its international broadcast partner.
Following the announcement, fans rejoiced at the good news and took to Twitter to express their joy.
The Neighbors’ Twitter account announced the news on Thursday, when Dr. Karl, Susan and Toadie all gathered to reveal the show would be returning in a hilarious clip
Paul Robinson, played by Stefan Dennis, has since grown a beard and longer hair but said he’ll check his diary to see if he’s free to return in the clip – and he was!
They wrote: “OMG OMG OMG everyone this is the best thing that has happened this year!!”
‘Cricky. Amazon picked up neighbors? Astonishing.’
“Obsessed with the idea of Amazon bringing 37 years of Neighbors episodes to Prime. Some absolute legend out there is going to sit down and accuse them all.’
Twitter reacted wildly to the shocking announcement that her favorite series was returning
But others felt the show had had its day and producers should let sleeping dogs lie
“I literally can’t believe it I’m so happy for the cast and crew and most of all for us the fans #neighbors #neighboursforever I missed it so much.”
Others weren’t so happy, writing, “Just let it die.”
“Neighbors are starting again. oh no,” added another.
The iconic soap will return after Fremantle partnered with Amazon – just four months after the final episode (LR) of Jason Herbison, starring Ian Smith, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Annie Jones and Stefan Dennis, aired
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