First look at Waterloo Road's comeback as return date is finally confirmed

The wait is almost over, it’s what we have all been craving since that big announcement – Waterloo Road is back early next year, and the iconic school drama has unveiled the first new images of the drama ahead.

The leading cast include some major stars, including returning Angela Griffin, Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths as returning characters Kim Campbell and Donte and Chloe Charles.

Former Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac, Ryan Clayton and Sonia Ibrahim are also joining the show, which will comprise of seven hour long episodes.

Adam Thomas’ own niece Scarlett and son Teddy will even be playing child characters in Donte and Chlo’s family.

As a new school year begins, a peaceful protest turns into a school riot and the events of the day will have huge ramifications for everyone involved. 

A spokesperson for the show said: ‘Across the term, Waterloo Road’s teachers and parents are going to have to learn on their feet 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 facing young teens today.

‘Amongst the chaos, the students, faculty and parents still make time for friendships, fun, and a few romances.

‘The pupils have a lot to contend with this term, but they will learn to lean on one another to survive the year and try to stay out of detention as much as possible.  

‘Riots, scandals, fractured families and challenging kids – for Headteacher Kim Campbell (Angela Griffin) and her team, fire-fighting is a way of life.

‘Who said education was easy?’

It absolutely sounds like the Waterloo Road we all know and love!

Other actors playing the adult characters include Vincent Jerome, James Baxter, Jo Coffey, Shauna Shim, Neil Fitzmaurice and Katherine Pearce (Amy Spratt).

Those playing pupil characters include Adam Abbou, Priyasasha Kumari, Noah Valentine and Adam Ali.

The show has always been known as a platform for young and regional talent.

Originally airing from 2006 – 2015, Waterloo Road is a hugely successful drama and has drawn in both loyal and new audiences since it dropped as a boxset on BBC iPlayer back in 2019.

During the Covid lockdowns, many Waterloo Road fans enjoyed re-watching the series.

Waterloo Road has seen the birth of many new stars who have gone onto achieve stardom.

Jenna Coleman – who played Lindsay James – has gone on to appear in shows such as Doctor Who and ITV’s Victoria, Katie McGlynn played Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street.

Katie Griffiths added: ‘I am incredibly excited to be returning to Waterloo Road – loved by all who make and watch it!

‘Chlo was my first professional acting role, and I feel so lucky to be part of the show again. I can’t wait to see what stories unfold!’

Waterloo Road will return in January 2023 on both BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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