Oscar-nominated actor Margot Robbie will join a handful of international stars returning to Ramsay Street for the final episode of long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours.
The 32-year-old, who starred in The Suicide Squad and plays Barbie in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film, will reprise her role as Donna Freedman on the Australian soap opera.
Robbie’s character appeared as a regular on Neighbors from 2008 to 2011. When his soap contract ended after a run of 327 episodes, he was offered a renewal. Instead, she was later cast in the American television series Pan Am, about 1960s cabin crew.
The news was revealed in a post from the Neighbors UK Twitter account on Saturday. Robbie’s return was announced alongside those of other former stars including House actor Jesse Spencer and singer Delta Goodrem.
“Surprise! You didn’t think we were done, did you?! We’re thrilled to share that Margot Robbie, Jesse Spencer, Delta Goodrem, Kym Valentine and Carla Bonner will all be making an appearance in our finale!” the Tweeter said.
In March, news broke that after 37 years on the air, the Australian soap opera would come to an end as its Fremantle producers failed to find another UK broadcaster.
In February, the British channel Channel 5 announced that it would no longer broadcast the program.
“Following the loss of a key broadcast partner in the UK, and despite seeking alternative funding, we currently have no choice but to put the show on hold,” a doorman said. word of Fremantle.
Neighbors is the longest-running drama series on Australian television with 9,000 episodes airing, and it has enjoyed great popularity in Britain for almost four decades.
The life story of the people of Ramsay Street still attracts 1.5 million UK viewers a day.
The Australian soap opera launched the international careers of stars such as Robbie, Russell Crowe, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce.
The show’s final credits will launch for UK viewers on July 29. Neighbors will end with a special double episode on Channel 5 where it has been funded since 2008.
Kylie Minogue’s Charlene Mitchell and Jason Donovan’s Scott Robinson will also return for the finale, alongside a host of other former stars including Pearce, Daniel MacPherson and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.