Since the rest of the year features tremendous plots, enormous secret disclosures, and a lot of drama in soapland, the drama in soapland gradually starts to build up as the nights become longer and the leaves start to fall from the trees (honestly, we are so glad typing this). Notes checked: “Volume wall!”
Rest assured that we will explain everything.
This fall, Coronation Street will venture into uncharted territory by utilizing technology from the Avengers films, introducing a new Corrie villain, and bidding farewell to a beloved character.
So take a seat, get some hot chocolate, cookies, or anything else that even vaguely resembles fall (a few orange leaves go too far), and relax as we offer you some Coronation Street rumors from Iain MacLeod, the boss.
‘Dark, dangerous, scheming’ side of Stephen Reid revealed
Viewers have been speculating about whether Stephen Reid (Todd Boyce), who recently returned to Weatherfield, may end up being the newest bad guy in the Street ever since.
Iain predicts that “they’ll demonstrated to be right in no small extent.”
Iain describes Stephen’s personality as being “Desperate” and predicts that as the novel progresses, “He will continue to get more and more desperate and more and more dark.”
He claims that although Stephen had ties to the Platt family and a long history on the Street, it was believed that Stephen’s personality was essentially undeveloped.
We reasoned that if we were going to fill in those gaps and discover more about him, shouldn’t we make him a dark, perilous, intriguing, cunning character? Iain elucidates.
“Mischievous” is perhaps too mild a word, but Machiavellian might be a better choice. I believe he has simply added so much otherness to the program.
Iain also indicates that Stephen will likely stay in Weatherfield for a while. He doesn’t quite belong there and is a fish out of water, which, in his words, “will contribute to some of the behaviors we’ll see from him in the coming months and potentially years.”
I’m eager to see how the audience will respond to the story as it develops once they realize that the man is just as desperate and dangerous as they had thought when he first came back.
Danger for Audrey
We now need to discuss how this will impact Audrey after revealing that Stephen is likely to display a far more dark side in the future (Sue Nicholls). Stephen is after all her golden boy.
Iain expressed his concern about Audrey, saying, “I think any Coronation Street fan should and does worry about Audrey, especially because she’s quite fragile at the moment in terms of what we’ve seen on screen recently; she’s been through this depression story, and she’s tried to take her own life.”
She clings to Stephen as a source of hope and an emotional light at the end of the tunnel, which makes her “strangely vulnerable to Stephen.”
Even while Audrey has put all of her maternal eggs in Stephen’s basket, the stakes for her emotionally are quite high, he assures us quickly that she won’t suffer any bodily injury in this plot.
After Nick (Ben Price) and David (Jack P. Shepherd) attempted to steal Lewis’ wealth a few years ago, Audrey is wary of her family and believes she can trust Stephen more than the rest of them.
She and Gail have always had a contentious and difficult relationship. And while Stephen may have been placed on this pedestal due to his absence, Iain continues.
She is mistrusting them and placing her trust in the person she should most likely have the least faith in.
When a significant secret about Spider (Martin Hancock) is revealed, viewers and Toyah (Georgia Taylor) are in for a major shock.
Iain recalls, “We had a protracted and contentious conversation about what does Spider’s life look like now?” as they contemplated bringing the character back. Has he had to mature as the character has aged, or is he still a perpetual teenager who chains himself to trees? What does Spider look like in the modern era?
“I think the answers we’ve come up with are surprising, shocking, and interesting,” the team said. “I think the audience will gasp a little when we find out exactly what’s going on with his life right now.”
The moment of truth is revealed as Toyah confides in Spider about the specifics of the vehicle accident that killed Imran.
‘She ends up unburdening herself totally to Spider, discussing in depth for the first time about what went on behind the wheel of that car, to what extent or not she feels accountable for what happened to Imran, how much of it was an accident and how much was it deliberate,’ Iain continues.
She confides in Spider since she feels he is the most trustworthy and ideal person to whom she might speak.
Iain will only state that “She’s head over heels in love with this person again and has linked with him instantaneously on his return to the street and feels like he’s her one real friend in the world” although he prefers to withhold some information for the time being.
She may not be mistaken, but she is clearly erring greatly by telling him all of this, as will become clear.
Toyah appears in court
Iain forewarns that Toyah will be on the verge of self-destruction by the time she takes the stand in the witness box as her trial draws near. She is basically a wonderful person, regardless of what you may later come to believe about what took place in that car on the day Imran passed away.
She undoubtedly thinks of herself as having a nice heart and solid principles. There is therefore a chance that she may accidentally self-destruct when she stands up in the courtroom in an effort to atone for her transgressions.
With the additional layer of Spider’s enormous secret, it is obvious that Toyah is in grave danger.
The two most hazardous aspects of the trial, weirdly enough, are Toyah’s intention to light herself on fire and Spider’s unexpected level of menace once he learns what Toyah alleges she did in that automobile, according to Iain.
So there is a good deal of danger there.
Kelly’s dramatic exit
The show’s Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) is scheduled to end, and Iain has stated that her departure has given them the opportunity to “do something really high stakes.”
Iain explained that the things that have been kept hidden for the previous two years are finally going to come out because to Kelly’s departure.
This week, we’ve really put everything at it in an effort to expose all the major secrets, lies, revelations, and plots.
Sometimes we’ve thought about blowing it all up and telling everyone the whole truth. But as I mentioned, finding ourselves in a situation where we must leave Kelly just means that it’s now or never. As a result, we simply went with the flow and created something that is, in my opinion, very unique and undoubtedly among the most amazing projects I have ever worked on.
Gary and Kelly’s showdown
Iain didn’t say much about the specifics of their confrontation, but he did say that the cause of Rick Neelan’s death will eventually come to light.
Gary must go back through the terrifying woodland where he and Kelly’s father, Rick Neelan, once battled for their lives. It’s a really fantastic way to wrap things and put an end to the tale that started with Gary’s frantic action all those years ago.
Iain stated that he will have characters stumble on “all these landmines that we’ve laid for them over the years and have them all go off in one cataclysmic explosion” prior to some explosive sequences.
The Corrie x Avengers crossover we didn’t know we needed
You read that correctly;
Iain has splurged on some incredible equipment to produce some extremely stunning cinematic sequences for this special week of Coronation Street.
As far as I’m aware, this technology has never been used in a running play. I believe we will be the first to implement it.
“The focal point of the week is a sequence that we shot using technology that’s more frequently featured in stuff like The Mandalorian or they use it in a somewhat bigger version in a number of the Avengers movies,” says the author.
The actual technology is known as a Volume Wall.
In essence, it’s similar to a more modernized version of what early talkies would’ve dubbed a green screen or back projection. But in essence, it means that you can place your actors wherever you like.
Iain revealed that the scene they were working on was set on rooftops and had “a sort of glittering cityscape” in the background.
It would have been a night shoot for us because the segment you’ll see was shot at night. In contrast, we filmed all of these night scenes during the day. In reality, it was in the midst of a heat wave.
‘As I said, you can put your characters anyplace you can think of. And you don’t need to rope them up or use a double to make them stand on the brink of that structure.
You have complete control over the lighting, weather effects, and the engine that creates this 3D world.
It is witchcraft, he continues.
“But I adore it,”
Dee Dee Bailey arrives
Iain has stated that the Bailey family’s newest addition will breathe new life into the neighborhood.
It’s natural to ask, “And what is her dark secret that she’s concealing when she arrives?” whenever a new character is introduced. And typically, that works out pretty well for you. However, with this particular character, we genuinely considered, “Well, I don’t know if I want her to have one.”
Although Dee Dee has a “extremely brilliant mind,” he characterizes her as “amped up anarchy in every regard.”
She is fantastic and very vibrant and full of enthusiasm. I’m therefore quite eager to see her crash into that family.
She is the apple of her mother’s eye, so you can play off that by having sibling rivalry with the boys, he continued. She also doesn’t know a lot about kids, therefore her relationship with her niece Glory is really comical.
I believe that right now, the world needs more of that than someone who appears happy but is actually very depressed about the death of their dog or another more sinister event. In conclusion, I have to say that she is a great ball of fun.
I am confident that she will be well received by the audience.