Amazon Freevee Nabs Select ‘Neighbours’ Episodes
February 2, 2023
Amazon’s free ad-supported streaming platform Freevee announced it would offer a selection of “Neighbours” TV episodes, beginning Feb. 23.
The longtime Australian drama series about the lives, loves and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, ran for more than three decades and nearly 9,000 episodes. The show provided career launch pads for Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Natalie Imbruglia and Liam Hemsworth, among others.
The debut will include all the episodes from the 2012 season, featuring the show’s memorable first kiss between characters Chris and Aidan, as well as Toadie’s heartwarming proposal to Sonya, and Lucas and Vanessa’s dramatic wedding day. The library content will be available exclusively on Amazon Freevee in the United States and United Kingdom. Prime Video customers in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and South Africa will also have access to the previous seasons and episodes.
A library season of “Neighbours” will launch on the service every month until the show’s new season premiere later this year. Starting Feb. 28, the streaming service will also launch a variety of “Neighbours” linear free ad-supported streaming channels, including “Neighbours — Looking Back” (Channel 1) and “Best of Neighbours” (Channel 2).
The revitalized series will premiere on Freevee in the U.K. and U.S., for free. Last year, Amazon and Fremantle announced they would be bringing back the show with Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney and Jackie Woodburne returning to reprise their roles. The series will also stream on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and South Africa. Production is set to commence early this year with a world premiere slated for the second half of the year.