‘Coronation Street’ fans are set for extra drama next week when the show moves to a 9pm slot, but boss Kate Oates has now revealed that there’s plenty more to come.
While we’re still reeling from the ‘Who attacked Ken Barlow?’ revelation, the ‘Corrie’ team is busy planning and filming scenes that will be screened in the coming months and, quite frankly, we’re in for a treat.
Speaking to HuffPost UK and other press, ‘Corrie’ producer Kate teased a number of key storylines that will develop during the summer, revealing detailed of new arrivals, romances and, naturally, a feud or two.
Here are all the storylines to watch out for…
Bethany Platt’s ordeal ‘isn’t over yet’
Next week’s episodes will see the Platt family discover the truth about Bethany’s ‘relationship’ with Nathan, but this doesn’t mean her suffering will come to an end.
Kate said: “The Bethany story isn’t over yet. Even though you will see Sarah, David and the Platts realise what’s been happening and what she’s been going through, it’s not that simple because what Bethany has been through is a process of brainwashing.
“Just because you’re pulled out of danger, doesn’t mean that the lights are suddenly on and she can see what the truth is. There is a little way to go with her story still.”
Eva Price will get her revenge
Eva still hasn’t found out the truth about her pal Maria’s affair with her boyfriend Aidan but fear not: the big reveal is coming.
“The Aidan and Maria story is getting very delicious,” Kate teased. “Eva is about to find out the truth and how she responds to that is very Eva the Diva-ish. There is possibly a long plan of revenge for her.”
Pat Phelan is going to be in the limelight (and there’ll be a new member of the family)
“There is a little twist to his story,” Kate said. “We may discover that all is not as it seems with Phelan. I love him and can’t stop watching him.
“We are bringing in Phelan’s daughter – a daughter he didn’t know existed. She represents the light to Phelan’s darkness.
“What we will see is Phelan fall in love with the daughter he never knew he had, and possibly wanting to be a better man, which will be a challenge.”
Billy and Todd are becoming parents
When Billy’s ex passes away, his daughter Summer will be put in Todd and Billy’s care.
Kate said: “They’ll be parenting... Todd as a parent, we’ll see how that works out. Summer has been cast and she’s a great little actress. So we’ll have these two guys bringing up a daughter which will bring a very different dynamic to them. Once Todd gets his head around it, there’s some great material.
“We’ll learn also that Billy’s past isn’t quite as straightforward as Todd thinks. Todd can be so bad and Billy at his core can be so good but what I’m interested in is, what was Billy before? He’s quite dark and troubled so that will be interesting to explore.”
Michelle Connor’s ex is returning
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Someone from Robert Preston’s past will be back too
Kate said: “They have got a challenge when somebody from Robert’s past comes back, which will see them facing their first problem together. That will be a test of how strong a partnership they are.
“Michelle’s ex Will is also coming back, so we’ve got two people from their pasts coming in.”
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