Neighbors actor Tim Kano has hinted that he may return as Leo Tanaka when the soap resumes later this year, teasing that we should be getting concrete details about the show soon.
At the annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations in Australia, Kano spoke with news.com and opened at Neighbors‘ future.
“I’m being tight on that, but it’s really exciting,” he said of his possible return as Leo.
“There will be some announcements next week about what’s going on, the new cast and the future of the show. It’s just amazing.”
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Considering most of the cast didn’t even know about it Neighbors was resurrected until it was announced, it seems likely that Kano will be in the revival as he is privy to information about this announcement.
Speaking about the soap’s impact on LGBTQ+ Australians, Kano added: “It was groundbreaking and front-runner on Australian TV in terms of inclusion, which is why it’s so great for the part in terms of diversity and sexuality.
“He’s iconic and it’s really important that he keeps coming back.”
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She’s not the only celebrity suggesting they’ll be in a revival.
Jodi Gordon has confirmed that she has been in talks, while returning cast member Ryan Moloney has stated that there may be a time-skip when Neighbors returns to our screens.
It will be interesting to see if Kano’s on-screen brother David Tanaka, actor Takaya Honda, will be involved since he started getting other roles.
Everything will be revealed next week, we hope.
Neighbors returns in the second half of 2023 with new episodes streaming free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and US. Network 10 will retain the rights to first run in Australia for the new series.
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