Friday, 17 February 2017
Coronation Street to have more comedy in 2017
Broadcast Now have a short article with quotes from Kieran and it makes intersting reading.
Kieran said that when Corrie moves to six episode a week in the autumn, there will be a stronger emphasis on comedy and a focus on lesser known characters.
He also said he wanted to develop the world of Weatherfield without losing its intimacy and added that the show would maximise screen time for a number of lesser seen actors with additional storylines.
The expansion will also lead to more than 40 new jobs for crew and writers to facilitate the expansion of the set to enable the shooting of six episodes per week.
Kieran also confirmed that Corrie is to get its own police station, because “frankly we need one”.
ITV Studios is understood to have requested planning permission to expand the set, with plans to create Tile Street, an often mentioned but never seen location. The crew is also building a police station, a school and a court.
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