When Tim Franklin’s character Colby Thorne left the serial opera Home and Away in February 2021, fans were heartbroken. Since the character of the policeman is still alive and incarcerated for the murder of his controlling stepfather Ross Nixon, many people hold out hope that he will one day return.
In the Paramount+ series Last King of the Cross, Tim will co-star with fellow Home and Away alum Lincoln Younes as a police detective. He reconnected with a close friend during the premiere of the first episode, which was released on Friday.
To show her support for Tim, Emily Weir, who portrays Mackenzie Booth, attended the Paramount+ event. The brunette looked stunning in a high-waisted, slinky brown skirt and blouse.
She wore silver stilettos with a stripe pattern to complete her look and left her straight hair loose.
Tim posted a photo of the two posing with Home and Away director Ian Watson, who also helmed two episodes of Paramount’s new series, on Instagram.
“Check out The Last King of the Cross on Paramount+.” #typecast I play a cop once more, Tim penned in the caption.
Fans pleaded with Home and Away producers to send Colby back to Summer Bay after seeing pictures from the première.
‘We must have Colby back!’ One supporter pleaded, “Mac and Colby were great together!!!!!”
“They shouldn’t have eliminated Colby’s character; he had a fantastic personality before they turned him evil. Another person chimed in, “I hope they get a few others off the show and bring Colby back as a pleasant character.
I really hope Tim would return to Home and Away because I know Dean would be thrilled to see him. Another added, “I mourn him, Dean, and Willow all together.
Others were overjoyed to see the two fan favourites back together at last.
“Awesome photos of a beautiful reunion xxx,” a fan gushed.
“Oh it’s so nice to see you and Tim Franklin together again. The good old Mac and Colby days,” another added.
“I love these photos so much,” a third commented.