The removal of Summer Bay High by the makers of Home and Away has sparked controversy after a flashback photo of former cast members went viral.
Fans were remembering the school dramas after seeing a 2013 image of pupils Casey Braxton (Lincoln Younes), Sasha Bezmel (Demi Harman), Spencer Harrington (Andrew Morley), and Maddy Osborne (Kassandra Clementi).
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.
Many viewers commented that they “missed the school kids” on the soap after viewing the older picture.
One commenter urged the return of Summer Bay High School, and another added, “I wish they would use the school scenes again.”
“I enjoyed that it USED to appeal to the majority of age groups, but to be completely honest, I no longer feel bad if I miss one, two, or seven episodes. A third person commented, “The narratives are a touch flat and then, bam, something happens in a far-fetched period of two episodes with little to no build-up.
“Restore those times. Another person said, “The current narratives are ludicrous.
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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