Weve seen some extremely ambitious soap episodes in our time but we cant imagine the headaches in the storylining and continuity offices over Hollyoaks way. The soap is set to tackle another soap first by setting its New Year episode a whole year into the future!
Were guessing that means no dramatic change of hairstyle for anyone – and no sun tans!
Boss Bryan Kirkwood exclusively told Metro.co.uk: We have an hour long Christmas and an hour long New Year as usual. In our New Year episode, its extra special. Its very ambitious and quite terrifying – were doing flash forward to a New Years Eve party a whole 12 months further.
We have a great group of mums led by Nancy, Misbah, Mandy, Marnie and Leela. We have a brilliant teen gang in the mould of Tom, Imran, Peri and Yazz and we have the younger teens coming up – Charlie, Ela and Leah. There are also the Lomaxes and Osbornes.
They are all doing their New Year resolutions and they flash forward to putting characters in screaming, agonising jeopardy 12 months hence.
It book ends our next big important storyline which is about County Lines drug dealers and how they invade a community and a school like Hollyoaks High. Lovely kids like Charlie and Ela become embroiled in really horrible, real life and current situations.
It remains to be seen how the drugs drama affects everyone during the year but viewers will get a glimpse into some of the major consequences in the New Year special this year which will feature scenes set at the very end of 2020.
Meanwhile, Bryan also confirmed plans for the return of Hollyoaks Later, revealing: We are delighted to bring back Hollyoaks Later in January for one very special episode. There is no better time to bring the Breda story to a close than a 10pm spectacular.
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