Ramsay Street is set to be invaded by the undead – in new online spin-off show, Neighbours – Zombie Edition.
Neighbours veteran Alan Dale (pictured), AKA Jim Robinson, previously battled zombies in British comedy drama Moving Wallpaper, a mockumentary about the making of a fictional zombie show called Renaissance.
The new spoof spin-off will run as a five-part web series on YouTube, featuring the regular Neighbours characters as they face an impending zombie apocalypse.
The parody will send up previous Neighbours storylines when characters return from the dead, and also aims to bring a young audience to the soap.
The project is funded by Screen Australia’s Skip Ahead programme, developed to provide local YouTube creators with the funding and production resources needed to create unique online content and engage new audiences internationally.
Production is set to begin in the next few months and the webisodes will go live later this year on the official Neighbours YouTube channel.