SPOILER alert: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch tonight’s (Thursday) episode of Coronation Street.
It was no secret that Jimi Mistry was leaving the cobbles.
But the death of his character Kal Nazir in tonight’s (Thursday) Coronation Street fire and explosion was kept under wraps until the episode aired on ITV.
As producer Stuart Blackburn noted: “The ability of a show like Corrie to still shock and surprise the audience is really precious.”
“AT the moment Corrie’s literally, and metaphorically, on fire.”
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn talking today (Friday) about five nights of explosive drama next week.
We saw that unfold at a London preview screening this afternoon followed by a Q&A with Stuart, director David Kester and members of the cast.
Some of what we saw and heard is embargoed, so as not to spoil the enjoyment of viewers.
With Coronation Street screened at 9pm every night from Monday to Friday next week.(May 25 to 29)
PREPARE yourself, Coronation Street fans.
Weatherfield has something rather special for us next week.
Including new titles and a fresh version of the theme music.
I was among journalists invited to a London preview yesterday of the Corrie Siege episodes.
Also involving the closing days of Gail Platt’s murder trial.
And found myself sat directly behind three Street stars whose characters are caught up in crazed escaped killer Tony Gordon’s (Gray O’Brien) plan to exact deadly revenge: