Next week, Griff and his gang from Coronation Street will keep causing trouble in Weatherfield.
Max Turner, a troubled adolescent on Coronation Street, played by Paddy Bever, is about to find out just how dangerous his new friend Griff, played by Michael Condron, really is. As Griff’s hate-filled campaign on the cobblestones is revealed, Max will be persuaded to tell a lie for him.
Fans of Coronation Street will witness the racist plotline come to a head in the weeks leading up to Christmas as Max learns just how dangerous Griff really is.
Undercover cop Spider Nugent (Martin Hancock) is uneasy in scenes that will be broadcast the following week as he observes Griff getting closer to the troubled teen.
The former environmental activist turned police officer decides to look into the gang in an effort to expose them.
He wants to know who is supporting the gang leader’s far-right campaign, and he is horrified to learn who it is.
As he embarks on the camping trip with Griff, Max’s father David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) is left feeling uneasy.
David has had reservations about Max’s romantic relationships from the start and has doubts about Griff’s motivations.
His worries will come true the following week as their friendship takes a dark turn.
Max is horrified when the camping trip doesn’t turn out the way he expected it to, according to spoilers for the series.
Griff wants Max to tell a lie to the police, but if he does, it might get him in a lot of trouble.
As Spider (Georgia Taylor) begs her to keep quiet about his work as an undercover police officer, there is also tension between them.
Many Corrie fans have found it uncomfortable to watch the racism and grooming storyline.
Ofcom acknowledged receiving a number of complaints “related to the racial violence storyline,” according to their statement.
The soap has featured scenes of Daryan Zahawi being attacked by the gang in hate-motivated violent attacks.
The gang pretended to be an environmentalist organization at first, but the Weatherfield residents soon realized that they were acting with racist and far-right motivations.
Iain McLeod, the producer of Coronation Street, commented on the choice to make Max a victim of radicalization and grooming: “Overall, Max’s story is one about the grooming of a vulnerable teenager at a point when he’s feeling most alienated and disenfranchised.
The narrative will cover the conventional methods used by extremist organizations to recruit new members, and Max will befriend older, mentor-like figures in real life who will instill in him a sense of loyalty and brotherhood.
In the end, we wanted this to be a story about communication within families – what are the right and wrong ways to talk to younger family members who are drawn to extreme viewpoints, Iain continued.
David’s poorly timed attempts to deal with Max will propel the narrative to a shocking and thought-provoking climax for the story’s resolution.
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