Pierce Grayson will return to Neighbours for a third time, but this time, original actor Tim Robards will play him.
Tim famously played Pierce for two years before being replaced by Don Hany for the last episodes of the show.
Pierce’s final scenes were supposed to be for Tim, but owing to new legislation and travel restrictions in Australia during the Covid-19 outbreak, the actor had to leave four weeks early to be with his wife before the birth of their first child.
Pierce’s journey, on the other hand, was far from over, and the role was recast with actor Don Hany.
Since then, Don has played the Ramsay Street merchant on multiple times, but the character’s impending and final appearance will feature original actor Tim.
In May, the sequences will air.
Tim said, ‘It was an amazing honour to be asked back to reprise my part as the original Pierce Greyson!’
‘Covid state border constraints forced me to leave and be replaced for what should have been my final month of filming in 2020.
‘I’m ecstatic and grateful to be reunited with my entire crew, whom I never had the opportunity to say goodbye to.’ It’s such a joy to be a part of the show one last time given that it’s coming to an end.’
April Rose Pengilly, who plays Pierce’s ex-wife Chloe Brennan, is ecstatic to be reunited with her original on-screen husband one last time before the end of Neighbours.
During his stay in Erinsborough, Pierce was featured in a number of storylines, with his tumultuous relationship with his son Hendrix (Benny Turland) frequently at the centre.
After 37 years on the air, Neighbours will come to an end in August.