It was the suburban soap opera that gifted nineties Australia with a never-ending supply of drama, romance and relatable characters.
Neighbours now appears to be making a comeback, with rating spikes both here and overseas.
The re ignition of fans’ flames may seem unusual to past audiences but The Binge hosts Laura Brodnik and Rosie Waterland think they’ve discovered the root of its recent success.
Listen to Laura and Rosie discuss the newfound magic of Ramsey Street on The Binge.
Laura attributed the ratings revival to producers moving away from casting new faces and instead hiring actors with established brands.
“Lately the ratings have been bigger, both here and overseas, and it’s because they’ve done all this stunt casting and it’s working because Australians love stunt casting,” she said.
Stunt casting is when well-known celebrities are cast into small roles in order to generate publicity for the show.
The hosts brought up how bringing on known talent is different to casting patterns of past seasons.
Rosie listed some of the big names to have emerged from the show.
“Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, Jessie Spencer…” she said.
Here are a couple of other well-known faces of past seasons. Post continues after gallery…