FIRST LOOK: Neighbours releases first trailer for shocking series finale


FIRST LOOK: Neighbours takes a stroll down memory lane as it releases new trailer to promote series finale as the show inches towards the end of its 37-year run on television

Neighbours has taken a walk down memory lane to promote its much-anticipated series finale in August.

A new teaser trailer released via Ten Peach’s Instagram page on Thursday shared a multitude of flashbacks from some of the show’s most iconic moments. 

It begins with Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell’s unforgettable wedding, both memorably played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, that was watched by a staggering 22 million viewers in Australia and the UK in 1987. 

Neighbours has taken a walk down memory lane to promote its much-anticipated series finale in August. A new teaser trailer released via Ten Peach's Instagram page on Thursday shared a multitude of flashbacks from some of the show's most iconic moments

 Neighbours has taken a walk down memory lane to promote its much-anticipated series finale in August. A new teaser trailer released via Ten Peach’s Instagram page on Thursday shared a multitude of flashbacks from some of the show’s most iconic moments

The trailer continues with Toadie and Dee’s jaw-dropping car accident in 2003, played respectively by Ryan Moloney and Madeleine West. 

Karl Kennedy’s (Alan Fletcher) affair with Izzy Hoyland (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) is also referenced, with Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) memorably breaking down in the footage.

Ramsay Street’s first same-sex wedding between David (Takaya Honda) and Aaron (Matt Wilson) was also given a nod. 

Actors Guy Pearce, Jesse Spencer and Margot Robbie – who have all gone on to successful acting careers – were also featured in the trailer.

It begins with Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell's unforgettable wedding, both memorably played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, that was watched by a staggering 22 million viewers in Australia and the UK in 1987. Both pictured

It begins with Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell’s unforgettable wedding, both memorably played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue, that was watched by a staggering 22 million viewers in Australia and the UK in 1987. Both pictured 

Karl Kennedy's (Alan Fletcher) affair with Izzy Hoyland (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) is also referenced, with Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) memorably breaking down in the footage

Karl Kennedy’s (Alan Fletcher) affair with Izzy Hoyland (Natalie Bassingthwaighte) is also referenced, with Susan Kennedy (Jackie Woodburne) memorably breaking down in the footage

Neighbours announced that production would be ceasing on the long-running soap in a tweet back in March, amid speculation.

‘We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June,’ the show wrote.

‘Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK [Channel 5] and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.

‘To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours.’  

Margot Robbie (pictured) got her start on the Australian series playing Donna Freedman

Margot Robbie (pictured) got her start on the Australian series playing Donna Freedman

Network 10 addressed the end of the series in a statement to Australian media in March, admitting it had been a ‘difficult decision’.

‘Today, Fremantle confirmed that Neighbours will cease production in June, after nearly 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes,’ a network spokesperson announced.

‘This difficult decision came after the search for an alternative UK broadcast partner proved unsuccessful.’

Guy Pearce (pictured) was also shown on the trailer

Guy Pearce (pictured) was also shown on the trailer

The flashbacks continued by showing House star Jesse Spencer (pictured) who got his start on the series as Billy Kennedy

The flashbacks continued by showing House star Jesse Spencer (pictured) who got his start on the series as Billy Kennedy 

They added that the series would ‘not air on 10 Peach beyond September 2022’, marking the end of its decades-long run.  

‘A much-loved stalwart of our program schedule for over 35 years it has been a staple of Australian television drama, and Australian cultural exports,’ they added.

‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a cul-de-sac recognised all over the world and has been home to Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David and many, many more neighbours.’

Reports emerged in February that Neighbours’ future was in jeopardy after British broadcaster Channel 5 announced it would no longer air the show. 

Kylie Minogue (pictured) is coming back to Ramsay Street for the finale

Kylie Minogue (pictured) is coming back to Ramsay Street for the finale

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