Producers of Emmerdale have revealed that during the special 50th anniversary scenes that will show later this year, a catastrophic windstorm will rip through the hamlet.
Fans of the long-running Yorkshire-based soap opera can anticipate plenty of drama as their favorite characters’ lives are put in danger by the catastrophic storm that involves stunts “no other soap could pull off.”
ITV executives have now stated that the majority of characters will be involved in the drama in some capacity, with some expected to sustain grievous wounds as the town undergoes a permanent transformation.
The revelation was revealed at a special press conference with the Emmerdale cast to promote the milestone 50th anniversary episode in October.
Producers Kate Brooks and Jane Hudson revealed that there will be many significant storylines in the future that will probably have an impact on many of the audience members’ favorite characters.
We are all quite excited, says Kate Brooks. I consider it a tremendous honor to be a part of this enormous celebration. It has taken a lot of time and effort to make sure the final product is amazing.
“As part of our big 50th anniversary week, the big week will center on a huge storm that will absolutely leave a major trail of devastation in its wake as it tears through the hamlet.
Some of our most beloved residents will be in danger, and it is safe to assume that following this, the village will never be the same.
“This storm has a profound effect on people’s life. Other stories that will be significant and peak in October will be ongoing throughout all of this. The Woolpack and Home Farm are two prominent focal points.
“We want to be certain that we have addressed all the many characters and all the families in the village who are influenced by October in some manner.
There are components of the great storm that I have never seen in a soap before, so what we are doing is new.
“Being a part of that is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Hopefully, everything will be amazing to watch and brilliant.
Executive producer Jane Hudson said when asked how this storm differed from others: “It is fair to assume that every tale has been done in soap operas. We constantly approach it with the thought, “How can we make it seem different?”
Making sure this storm occurs during the day so you can actually see what is occurring and what is going on was one of the things we were determined to do.
“The entire storm occurs over the course of three or four events spread across one day. It’s all during the daytime, and the storm is primarily made up of wind rather than rain. We’re testing some incredible wind machines right now, and they’re awesome.
“Nothing has just been shoehorned in,” she said, “all the stories told this month are stories we are creating across the year. All of the stories have an impact and are driven by the characters. I predict that the storm will feel very different and affect a lot of our families.
One aspect will feel different, producer Kate Brooks promised, because Emmerdale is the only soap that could pull it off given the circumstances. That’s a tip for everyone.
“This has been in the works for a while, and a storm has been building for the past 18 months. We have always known that we wanted to create a natural calamity that would destroy the village. to provide us with those popular huge stunt moments.
While showcasing Emmerdale for the remainder of the month with all the other storylines, “we wanted to offer the audience what they know, love, and have grown to expect.”