Waterloo Road confirms the return date and offers a first look at new series

Waterloo Road confirms the return date and offers a first look at new series

Last year it was announced that the BBC would be returning Waterloo Road. The school drama has now been confirmed to premiere on BBC One and iPlayer in January.

New photos have also been released showing the cast in action – and it looks like we’re in for a vibrant time.

At the start of the school year, a peaceful protest turns into a riot, and “the events of the day will have huge consequences for everyone involved”.

The images show students holding signs and Headteacher Kim Campbell (played by Waterloo Road alumni Angela Griffin) with a megaphone.

Angela Griffin holding a megaphone in Waterloo Road, embargo 0001 Friday 25 November

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A statement from the show reveals: “Across the term, Waterloo RoadTeachers and parents of ‘s will have to learn as they try to navigate the ever-changing social landscape – from teen homelessness to the cost of living, being LGBTQ+, racism, sexism, mental health and everything else young teens face today. have to do.

“In the midst of the chaos, the students, teachers, and parents still make time for friendships, fun, and a few romances. The students struggle a lot with this term, but they will learn to lean on each other to survive the year and try to be kept out of detention as much as possible.

“Riots, scandals, broken homes and challenging kids – for Headteacher Kim Campbell and her team, firefighting is a way of life. Who said education was easy?”

chlo, izzy, tommy and donte pose as a young family in waterloo road, embarho 0001 friday 25 november

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Adam Abbou as Danny Lewis and Adam Ali as Khalil Sharif walking in a school playground on Waterloo Road, embargo 0001 Friday 25 November

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Former cast members Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths, who played Donte and Chlo Charles, also return to the series alongside their daughter Izzy, who will be played by Adam’s niece Scarlett Thomas, and son Tommy, played by his real-life son Teddy. .

New cast members include Coronation Street‘s Kym Marsh (who plays cafeteria worker Nicky Walters), Rachel Leskovac (Coral Walker) and Sonia Ibrahim (Jamilah Omar), Emmerdale‘s James Baxter (Joe Casey) and East Enders star Jo Coffey (Wendy Whitwell).

The drama first aired in 2006 and followed a troubled comprehensive school in Rochdale. We look forward to seeing what the reboot brings.

Waterloo Road returns to BBC One and iPlayer in January.

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