There isn’t a lot in the way in which of festive cheer in retailer for the residents of Coronation Avenue, what with an armed siege kicking off on Christmas Day that leaves at least one character useless. However you need to preserve a selected eye on the Platts who’ve a particularly darkish time forward, constructing to Julia Goulding, aka Shona Platt, being written out to accommodate her real-life maternity go away.
“This Christmas, the central household is the Platts,” Corrie producer Iain MacLeod tells RadioTimes.com. “The occasions of Christmas Day precipitate a very severe story for David and Shona.
“I realised the opposite day that David has by no means actually cheated on any of his companions earlier than, and I’ll hasten so as to add he’s not going to this time, however their relationship might be sorely examined for the entire of subsequent 12 months.”
A crazed gunman occurring the rampage with a loaded rifle in a festive fairground filled with households – it appears like one of many riskiest, boldest Christmases in cobbles historical past, which MacLeod admits is exactly the purpose.
“After we have been planning the Christmas episode we have been acutely aware that there’s a sure expectation of a ‘Corrie Christmas’, with a sure really feel, heat and humour to it.
“There’s a strain and expectation usually to make Corrie really feel fluffy at this time of 12 months – to some extent we conformed to that in the previous few years however this time we wished to attempt one thing big, completely different and cataclysmic.
“We wished to subvert individuals’s expectations about what they could get from a Corrie Christmas. Whereas there’s baggage of heat and household nonsense, there’s additionally that edge-of-the-seat closing reel.”
The id of the unfortunate native who will get killed off stays a closely-guarded secret, however might MacLeod be hinting that Shona is within the firing line and that the actress gained’t be returning after having a child off display screen? To this point it’s been assumed Goulding’s absence can be momentary, however it appears like Shona gained’t simply be packed off to take care of a sick relative for a couple of months…
Is tragedy about to befall the cursed clan, simply weeks after David was launched from jail and eventually tied the knot together with his different half?
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