When The Heights returns to ABC in 2020 it will be with a soapie switcheroo…
Wth Marcus Graham not returning as Pav, the role will continue with actor Rupert Reid (Sunshine, Winners & Losers, Blue Heelers).
“Luckily there is a great tradition in soap. The Young & the Restless did it, Neighbours changed Lucy Robinsons!” Alistair McKinnon general manager of Matchbox Pictures told TV Tonight.
“Rupert is fabulous and we’re lucky to have him.”
Marcus Graham was unavailable for the second season, despite him featuring in the series’ cliffhanger. But producers opted to continue the role while working around his exit.
“We’re not really in the business of trying to thwart people’s careers,” McKinnon said.
“We were really fortunate to get everyone else back. A lot of those actors are in demand for theatre and other TV shows and their profiles were raised by the show.”
The Heights is currently in production in Perth until the end of the year.