At least one Coronation Street character is set to wave goodbye (see what we did there?) when they are caught in a storm and sinkhole triggered underwater disaster – but who dies?
After a torrential downpouring of rain, the sinkhole in the Platts’ garden collapses further, sending Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews), Abi Franklin (Sally Carman) and Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) into the depths below.
In a labyrinth of an old sewer system, waves of cascading water starts to build up and Johnny Connor (Richard Hawley) takes steps to try and save Jenny – while other characters may also put their lives on the line but we’re sworn to secrecy on that for now!
The special effects team have built full new sets and used a bespoke tank for filming of the dramatic scenes which will air in a huge, cinematic blockbuster week.
As characters fight against the elements, it is also the scene of showdowns and clashes – could a murder take place, using the crashing water as a backdrop for revenge?
Show boss Iain MacLeod told Metro.co.uk: ‘We essentially built a subterranean universe and built an elaborate complex of tunnels and storm drains. There’s water involved.
‘They say don’t work with children and animals but we should add water – that’s always a challenge. It has to rise and fall and it needed to be fast flowing at times to be high jeopardy. I gave the design team a nearly impossible shopping list and they went and did it.
‘We needed a huge water tank and there were tricks to adjust the depths. We needed to connect the surface world with this subterranean world so sets were 20-30m high so we could drop actors between the worlds for real.
‘People from other productions who have worked on higher budgets – their design teams were open mouthed at what our design team had managed to achieve.
‘When I went in to see the sets for the first time, it felt like being on a movie set. All that effort has created something incredibly cinematic.’
And the ending of the movie could see characters wiped out forever…
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