Here’s your first look at Mischa Barton in Neighbours

The Hollywood a-lister is sure to steal the spotlight in the new season
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When Amazon confirmed that Hollywood actress Mischa Barton  best known for playing Marissa Cooper in iconic 00s series The OC – was joining the cast of Neighbours for the soap drama’s highly anticipated revival – fans were abuzz with excitement. 

And now, more than three months since her arrival on Ramsay Street was announced, Amazon has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming season, giving audiences a sneak peek at her character.  

WATCH: Neighbours New Trailer. Article continues after video. 

Whilst we don’t hear from Mischa’s character in the trailer, there is a glimpse of her rocking a fun navy blazer in an elevator. 

Is she a businesswoman? Will she be Ramsay Street’s newest villain? Is she here to make trouble? We have so many questions!

According to her official character description, Mischa will play Reece, “an American new to Erinsborough who’s not quite who she appears to be.”

Will Mischa play a hero or a villain? (Credit: Amazon)

“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,” Mischa said of the somewhat surprising news when her casting was first announced in April.

“I think the character of Reece is going to be a great role for me to explore and play with.”

Neighbours’ executive producer, Jason Herbison, shed more light on why Mischa was approached to join the Aussie soap; and it’s because the revival will be available to watch in the US as well as in Australia and the UK.

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Mischa Barton is set to play Reece in the Neighbours revival. (Credit: Getty)

“With Neighbours launching on Amazon Freevee in North America, we are beyond excited to have an actor of Mischa’s calibre join us for the beginning of this exciting new chapter,” Jason said.

“Mischa’s character is dynamic and unpredictable and will have an instant presence on Ramsay Street. Our loyal viewers are going to love her, locally and abroad,” he continued.

Production has already wrapped up on the Neighbours revival in Melbourne and it’s set to air on Channel Ten from Monday, September 18th and Prime Video Australia from Monday, September 25th where it will also become available to stream on Amazon Freevee in both the US and the UK.

WATCH: Guy Pearce addresses return to Neighbours. Article continues after video. 

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Mischa joins multiple Australian actors who will reprise their Neighbours’ roles in the revival.

For example, Stefan Dennis (who plays Paul Robinson), Alan Fletcher (who plays Dr Karl Kennedy), Ryan Moloney (who plays Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi), Jackie Woodburne (who plays Susan Kennedy) and Ian Smith (who plays Harold Bishop) are all set to return to Ramsay Street.

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