A throwback photo of former Home and Away cast members has sent fans into a frenzy, sparking debate over the producers’ decision to get rid of Summer Bay High.
On a popular Facebook group, a 2013 photo of students Casey Braxton (Lincoln Younes), Sasha Bezmel (Demi Harman), Spencer Harrington (Andrew Morley) and Maddy Osborne (Kassandra Clementi) had fans reminiscing about the school storylines.
Summer Bay High hasn’t been seen on the soap since Ryder Jackson (Lukas Radovich) and Bella Nixon (Courtney Miller) left school in 2019, and has been sorely missed by many for years.
Clues from the producers make it seem like the school isn’t coming back, with ex-teacher Roo Stewart (Georgie Parker) deciding to start a tutoring business earlier this year instead of returning to the school.
Fans loved seeing the older photo, with many saying that they ‘missed the school kids’ on the soap.
“Bring back Summer Bay High School,” one person wrote, with another adding: “I wish they would use the school scenes again.”
“I loved that it USED [to] encompass most age groups, if I am entirely honest I no longer get sad if I miss a episode or two, or seven. The storylines are a bit boring and then wham something happens in a far-fetched space of 2 episodes with little to no build-up..” a third pointed out.
“Bring back those days. The present storylines are ridiculous,” another commented.
However, there are many fans who don’t want to see the school make a comeback.
“I don’t miss it, I never liked the teenager focused stories…I’m guessing it may not have been used the last few years due to Covid? There’s always a lot of extras needed for the school scenes and they may not have been able to pull it off in a safe environment,”
“The storyline is over, the writers moved on thank god,” a second added.
“I think with the show, and audience maturing so are the stories and less focus on teens,” another agreed.
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Seven for comment.
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