And it seems that several of the Street’s favourite characters are to be killed off when the famous viaduct collapses, sending a tram crashing down onto the Street.
The news came via the show’s official ITV website, and their statement about the huge storyline revealed that viewers will see the spectacular scenes of carnage in December.
And the show’s bosses are so determined to keep secret the details of who’s going to be killed, they’re writing several different scenarios.
The statement on the site reads, “Not even our cast and crew know which residents will die and the drama will continue into 2011 as the people of Weatherfield come to terms with the tragedy and the dramatic twists and turns that follow.”
The show’s executive producer Phil Collinson added, “As we celebrate the show reaching such an incredible milestone, it feels fitting that we will be screening an event of this magnitude which will affect the lives of all the residents of Coronation Street.
“We’ll be using all the wonders of modern television production to bring you a disaster that will rock the lives of everyone in Weatherfield.
“At the heart of the drama, though, will be ordinary people on an ordinary street battling adversity – the template for the programme created by Tony Warren 50 years ago.”
Oooo, how exciting! I wonder if that’s how Jack Duckworth and Molly Dobbs are to meet their end?
Bill Tarmey and Vicky Binns who plays Jack and Molly have both announced that they’re leaving the show later this year.