04/05/2017 11:19 BST | Updated 04/05/2017 11:21 BST

'Redwater', The 'EastEnders' Spin-Off Featuring Kat And Alfie Moon, Finally Gets An Air Date

It's been a long time since we saw the Moons on Albert Square.

The BBC has finally revealed the ‘EastEnders’ spin-off ‘Redwater’ is set to air. 

The forthcoming drama, featuring Walford favourites Kat and Alfie Moon, will hit screens in the UK on Thursday 18 May at 8pm.

However, it will face some stiff competition in the schedules, as its first episode will be going up against ITV’s leaders debate, ahead of the General Election

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Kat and Alfie Moon are back in 'Redwater'

Plans for the show were first announced in April 2015, and Kat and Alfie left Albert Square in the months that followed. 

While it was claimed the pair would only be away from Walford for a year, ‘Redwater’ was subsequently pushed back on numerous occasions, and it now remains unclear if actors Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie will ever return to ‘EastEnders’.

The six-part drama sees the pair travel to a small Irish village in search of Kat’s long-lost son.

‘EastEnders’ fans will remember the former Queen Vic landlady was informed she’d also given birth to a baby boy when she delivered daughter Zoe in a convent as a teenager.

The pair head to Ireland in search of Kat's long-lost son

Bosses previously teased Kat’s search will unlock a Pandora’s box of secrets that will have a shocking effect on the village’s residents.

Alfie was also hiding the fact he has a brain tumour shortly before he left Albert Square.

‘Redwater’ has been overseen by former ‘EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins, and boasts an impressive cast, including Fionnula Flanagan, and ‘Game Of Thrones’ actor Ian McElhinney.

A trailer for the show was unveiled over the weekend, which you can watch below...

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