Mischa Barton has been cast as a guest star in the newest season of Neighbours.
The O.C. actress will join the Australian soap cast as a guest star on the show’s latest season, following Neighbours‘ revival on Amazon Freevee.
Mischa has been cast as Reece, “an American new to Erinsborough who’s not quite who she appears to be”. She has been set to appear alongside original series stars Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney, and Jackie Woodburne, who have agreed to reprise their Neighbours roles for Freevee.
“I’m excited to be part of this iconic show’s next chapter, and I am really looking forward to being back in Australia a place I know and love!” Barton said in a statement, reports Variety. “I think the character of Reece is going to be a great role for me to explore and play with.”
Freevee rescued the series following its cancellation in 2022. Neighbours officials announced the soap would no longer air on Australia’s Network 10 or Britain’s Channel 5 after a 37-year run, due to the U.K. network pulling funding from the show.
Mischa most recently wrapped production on crime thriller Invitation to a Murder for ACE Entertainment.
The new season of Neighbours began filming on Monday and is expected to launch on Freevee in the autumn.