Network Ten has confirmed former Home and Away star Andrew Morley is joining the cast of Neighbours.
Andrew will debut as a mysterious character, known initially as John Doe.
Without a family connection or a dark association to a current resident, it will be some time before his character’s real name and background are revealed.
Network Ten Drama Executive, Claire Tonkin, said: “We are over the moon to have Andrew Morley bringing this intriguing new character to life. The chase is on to discover the answer to the biggest question in Neighbours this year: Who is John Doe?”
Neighbours Executive Producer, Jason Herbison, said: “The writers have had free reign with the development of John Doe. We have had no restraints in terms of his history or family tree, so it is a clean slate. Let’s just say his arrival is quite explosive – literally.”
After training at the Film & Television Studio International in Melbourne, Andrew starred in Lightning Point in 2012 before landing the role as Spencer Harrington in Home and Away from 2013 to 2015.
Andrew said: “I’m very excited about how this character evolves. There are lots of twists and turns before we find out exactly who he is.”
Andrew has returned to his home city of Melbourne for the role and will debut on screen in early April.