Corrie lines up huge new teen storyline set to cause ripples across street

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Corrie lines up huge new teen storyline set to cause ripples across street
Corrie lines up huge new teen storyline set to cause ripples across street

Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod revealed there is a huge storyline on the way for the younger characters on the ITV soap.

The teens could take centre stage once more in a "cross-generational" plot, which sees someone confiding in Abi Franklin about something that has happened.

Abi will face a dilemma as she tries to work out who is telling the truth, due to differing versions of events - while details on what happens in the "socially responsible issue story" remain under wraps for now.

What is known is that a "shocking" and "tricky" plot is on the cards, and it will spark conversations among viewers.

The soap has teamed up with a number of charities for the storyline, which will cause ripples across the cobbles later this year.

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Speaking to The Mirror and other press, Iain said: "We thought there's a huge story we can tell that features the young cast right at the heart of it.

Corrie lines up huge new teen storyline set to cause ripples across streetCoronation Street boss Iain MacLeod revealed there is a huge storyline on the way for the younger characters (ITV)

"It's very relatable, very teenage. We're hoping it will be one of those stories that shocks people a bit and provokes awkward conversations in front of the television.

"We're very fortunate as a show that we have got that cross-generational appeal where younger people might sit with their nan and watch Corrie. This storyline will encourage conversations that you'd never normally have in that cross-generational way, because it's tricky tonal territory.

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"I'm very pleased with it, we're working across a number of charities to get the details right and fundamentally it's just about those brilliant young actors being the superstars they are.

"Much like with the Seb and Nina story, that drew in Roy and Abi, drew in cross-generational characters, this is exactly one of those. There's huge stuff for the people directly involved but then their parents, loved ones and families, the ripples spread out across the whole show."

Corrie lines up huge new teen storyline set to cause ripples across streetAbi will face a dilemma as she tries to work out who is telling the truth (ITV)

On Abi's link to the plot, Iain revealed: "She is embroiled in one of the storylines I have mentioned. She becomes a key confidant to one of the youngsters in the big socially responsible issue story we're doing with these characters.

"She becomes their sort of surrogate mum and then has a big dilemma to face. Whose version of events does she believe? Who will she side with? It causes her to investigate her own history of substance abuse over the years."

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and ITV X.

Charlotte Tutton

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