Coronation Street to be rocked by huge explosion?
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 July 2016
'Coronation Street' will reportedly see "at least one" of the show's characters die in a new storyline surrounding a "huge explosion"
'Coronation Street' is set to be rocked by a "huge explosion".
Fans of the ITV soap are still dealing with the tragic departure of Kylie Platt (Paula Lane), who was stabbed by thug Clayton (Callum Harrison) in scenes airing last week, from the cobbles but things are set to turn upside down again for the soap's characters as "at least one" of them is likely to die in a new storyline.
A source said: "This is going to be up there with some of the best scenes in Corrie history. Characters are going to be crawling through flames to escape, and there's talk of killing at least one character."
And Kate Oates, the show's new producer, has also reportedly lined up director Tony Prescott - who has worked on all of 'Coronation Street's live episodes - to ensure things go swimmingly.
The insider added to The Sun newspaper: "The plans being put together are huge and Kate bringing in Tony shows that it's going to be far from a straightforward one.
"Tony is considered one of the big guns of directing because he's great with complicated and intense storylines. Kate also loves a big stunt. She was behind the helicopter crash on 'Emmerdale' which killed off Ruby Haswell. It's going to be carnage."
It was recently revealed that 'Coronation Street' will be broadcasting six episodes a week from late 2017.
ITV's Director of Television Kevin Lygo said of the plan: "I am a life-long fan of Coronation Street and one of the first things I wanted to explore when I became Director of Television was taking the production to six episodes a week.
"The soaps are the cornerstone of the ITV schedule, and Coronation Street continues to produce some of the finest drama and comedy on television. It is a hugely important part of what has defined ITV throughout its history, and I want it to continue to be right at the heart of what ITV defines in years to come.
"As a viewer I have watched the soap as it has continued to evolve, entertain, and grip the nation with fantastic storylines and this move will be the next exciting chapter in Corrie's story."