The hit show is making a huge comeback!
After six whole years off-air, BBC’s hit drama, Waterloo Road, is officially set to return, with production returning to Greater Manchester for the exciting comeback.
Originally running for an applaudable nine years, the show became not only one of the most popular British dramas but also one of the longest-running in the UK – with a huge fanbase to boot. A fanbase which, we’re pretty positive, will be losing their minds at today’s news.
Aiming to bring to light the issues within today’s society, the series will touch upon some hard-hitting storylines, surrounding the challenges that teachers, parents and pupils face today, as well as current issues within the education sector. It is also hoped that the reboot will ‘better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country’.
Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, says: “Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-Covid Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most: young people in education. We are thrilled to be returning to this brilliant format – its thrills and spills, unmissable characters and high drama – at a time when audiences across Britain need it most – and to be collaborating with the brilliant Cameron Roach and Wall To Wall on its return.”
Cameron Roach, Executive Producer, says: “I’m really thrilled to be working with the BBC and Wall To Wall, in re-igniting the iconic brand of Waterloo Road. The vital and urgent stories that are playing out in schools across the UK provide incredible and emotionally powerful themes, that we’re excited to bring to a new generation of fans. Waterloo Road will continue its reputation for kickstarting, supporting and enabling careers both in front of and behind the camera, in a truly inclusive way, from our base in Greater Manchester.”
While there’s currently no news on whether any former, beloved characters will return to the show, fans can rest assured that the reboot will follow in the footsteps of the clever storytelling that the show was adored for, with talented producer Cameron Roach returning once again as executive producer.