A character death has been confirmed for Neighbours in early 2022.
Following today’s (December 9) broadcast of the 2021 season finale in Australia, the show debuted a first-look commercial for next year’s episodes on 10 Peach.
The trailer did not reveal who was killed, but it did tease “tragedy” when Erinsborough is hit by a terrible storm that puts many of the town’s people in risk.
We don’t know if it’s the storm that causes the character death, but the end of the promo features the ominous words “Someone will die”, followed by glimpses of a funeral attended by Ramsay Street residents.
So, who’s going to die?
Given the cliffhanger in 2021, Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) could be a contender. She was clinging to the edge of the Lassiters roof, and the trailer provided the first glimpse of the aftermath.
We witness Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) yelling at Harlow Robinson (Jemma Donovan) for not helping her enough.
Kyle Canning (Chris Milligan) is enduring chemotherapy and may be seen getting ready for his wedding to Roxy Willis in the trailer (Zima Anderson).
If Terese or Kyle aren’t involved, it may be someone surprising…
Zara Greenwood (Jacinta Stapleton), Amy Greenwood’s (Jacinta Stapleton) daughter, also comes in Erinsborough, according to the teaser.
Walking in on Amy in bed with her lovers Levi Canning (Richie Morris) and Ned Willis couldn’t have been a more embarrassing time to reunite with her mother (Ben Hall).
Amy wants to put her daughter first, thus Zara’s arrival appears to be the end of the polyamorous relationship.
“Right now, it just needs to be Zara and me,” she says.
It won’t be long before Levi gets a new love interest, as he begins hanging out with new regular character Freya Wozniak, played by Phoebe Roberts.
The soap previously teased that Freya would be “the ultimate mystery girl” who is “not afraid to bend the rules” – and one shot in the trailer sees a panicked Freya clutching a knife.
Elsewhere, there’s a brief look at Harlow’s London storyline, which features Amanda Holden and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Glen Donnelly (Richard Huggett) appears desperate to keep his secret hidden after learning Harlow had been trying to dig up dirt on him.
The 2021 season finale airs in the UK tomorrow, but from January 2022, the UK will be ahead of Australia as 10 Peach looks to continue its schedule of four episodes a week.