Hollyoaks star Emmett J Scanlan says there’s “very ballsy stuff” ahead on Later

Fans of Hollyoaks will doubtless know that there’s a new series of the show’s spin-off Hollyoaks Later airing in the autumn, and ahead of it, Emmett J Scanlan has revealed that the post-watershed plotlines for Later will be “very ballsy stuff.”

Emmett of course plays the role of not-quite-right-in-the-noggin Brendan Brady, whose malevolent character is set to become even worse when he achieves “a new level of darkness” in the Later episodes.

Speaking to the PA about this year’s run of Later, Emmett said, “It builds very, very nicely throughout all five episodes.

“Come episode four and five it takes the storyline to a new level of darkness and black comedy.

“There’s some very daring stuff, very ballsy stuff that I don’t think has ever been done on Hollyoaks before, so for that reason alone I’m excited as hell…”

And fans of Emmett may like to know that he’s currently filming a new BBC crime drama – in addition to continuing his role on Hollyoaks – in which he plays the part of a detective who’s hunting down a murderer.

Of his role in ‘The Fall’, in which he co-stars with Hollyoaks colleagues Karen Hassan and Bronagh Waugh – who play the roles of Lynsey Nolan and Brendan’s sister Cheryl Brady respectively in ‘Oaks – Emmett revealed that he’s finding it a pleasant change to play the good guy for once.

He said, “For the first time in a long time, I’ve been cast as a good guy.

“I’m going from hunting a serial killer to being hunted myself when I’m back on Hollyoaks. It’s a massive change.”

However, he added that he’s not enjoying rushing between sets overly much. He explained, “I’ve had about 10 flights in the last 9 days – that’s not an exaggeration.

“I’ve been back and forth, back and forth, it’s been immense.”

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.