Viewers of Coronation Street can expect some “explosive” late night episodes in May, soap boss Iain MacLeod has revealed.
In an interview with Inside Soap, Iain teased huge scenes in the coming months on the ITV soap, including one “explosive” plot that will take centre stage in May.
That will precipitate a big, explosive story around the Britain’s Got Talent finals week in May.
Fans will know that the soap historically goes big to coincide with the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals.
The upcoming episodes are able to deal with darker subject matters, due to their later post-watershed time slot of 9pm.
As is ITV’s tradition, during the week of the BGT finals, an episode of Coronation Street will fill the gap between the performances and results show.
This year is no different, with Iain confirming that there’s some big scenes already planned for that week.
The “explosive” scenes will focus on killer Gary, and his rivalry with solicitor Adam.
Iain said: “Adam is secretly conspiring against Gary, which will threaten to lead Adam, and therefore the authorities, to Rick’s final resting place.
“Whether that will actually happen or not is still to be seen – but that will precipitate a big, explosive story around the Britain’s Got Talent finals week in May.”
Adam is on to the villain, but will he be the one to expose him? Or will he not survive to tell the tale?
This week, Corrie boss Iain also confirmed that several Coronation Street families will be ripped apart after a shocking event has an enormous impact on the characters.
Speaking to The Metro, Iain said: “In the early spring time, there is a huge new story which I can’t say too much more about at this stage if you’ll forgive me for being cryptic.
“But having re-established Steve and Tracy’s relationship on its strongest footing, something will happen that probably has the most far-reaching impact of any story we’ve done since I’ve been on the show, and I include both stints.”
He continued: “Something horrifically difficult and challenging will happen that draws in three to four different clans on the Street and forces them to deal with the hardest thing anyone would ever have to deal with.
“That will begin on screen, you might not know what it is at first, around March/April, and that will play out over the spring and into the summer.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.
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