In an announcement launched by the actress’ administration, Marais will not reprise her position as Rachel Rafter in the beloved present.
The reboot, titled Again to the Rafters, was due to return to screens later this 12 months, seven years after the authentic sequence wrapped.
“Jessica Marais has decided to step away from the new series Back to the Rafters for personal reasons. She thanks everyone involved on the show for their ongoing support and love, especially her ‘Rafter’s family’, and sends them her very best wishes for the production,” learn an announcement obtained by 9Honey Movie star on February 11.
Filming on the sequence started final month with authentic stars Erik Thomson, Rebecca Gibney, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren and Michael Caton all again on board.
In December, the gang received collectively to have a good time the sequence’ launch, with Thomson sharing a contented snap of Marais becoming a member of in the festivities.
“Rafters is back in 2020 on (Amazon) Prime Video. We had our launch tonight and as you can see there were many cheesy grins and heartfelt group hugs,” Thomson shared on Instagram.
“Rebecca Gibney and Hugh Sheridan were absent due to being overseas and were sorely missed, but Jess Marais, Angus Mclaren, Michael Caton, George Houvardas and yours truly were present to kick things off. We start shooting in January. #sohappytoseeeveryone.”
Marais shared the similar picture to her Instagram with the caption, “My heart is exploding with joy!”
Final September, Marais additionally pulled out of 9’s upcoming reboot of the drama Halifax: Retribution.
“Unfortunately the shooting time-frame just did not work with Jessica’s schedule and personal commitments,” 9 launched in an announcement at the time.
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