Georgie Stone promoted to series regular on Neighbours in 2020

Georgie Stone has just finished a short guest role on Neighbours but fans of the show loved her character Mackenzie Hargreaves so much, producers have signed the actor on as a series regular.

Stone worked with closely with writers and producers to create the storyline for transgender character Mackenzie, drawing on Stone’s own personal experiences.

The character will be heading back to Ramsay Street and she’ll be back on our screens in 2020.

“I am so excited to be joining Neighbours full-time,” Georgie said in a media statement. “I love the character of Mackenzie so much and to have the opportunity to go back and continue her story is a dream come true.

“I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her!”

Executive producer Jason Herbison added: “I think with most people who are marginalised in society, everyone just wants to be visible and treated the same as everyone else. And that’s what you will see with Mackenzie.”

“I look forward to the day when the fact that she is transgender doesn’t even warrant the batting of an eyelid. That day will come very soon in Erinsborough, and that alone is very powerful for anyone going through the experience in real life.”

Mackenzie will also be appearing the short run Neighbours spinoff Erinsborough High. The five part series will air in November.

OIP Staff