Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn has been revealing some forthcoming Corrie spoilers for this spring. So here we go with them all, just for you!
There's going to be a "massive" storyline for the Windasses where it looks like their fortunes have completely turned around and they may finally make something of themselves - but that doesn't go to plan. It will change Anna's life forever. Debbie Rush, who plays Anna says: "I think it goes through the whole of the year. Anna has a horrible time and it gets worse. The Windasses think it's going to be amazing. They think they're going to have an amazing year ahead, but they don't! Anna is very vulnerable, but she's very solid on the front and she's very protective. We see her being very protective with Roy, with her family, her children and with Owen. While she's busy being strong and trying to hold everything together, everything fractures more and more around her. Anna would go to the ends of the earth to protect her family, and that's what we'll see."
Jason's dad Tony will become embroiled with Tracy and Rob as they try to take Barlow's Buys to the next level. Stuart Blackburn says this about Tony: "He's the sort of guy where if you really need something, he can find you it. He's going to get involved with Rob and Tracy and they may have bitten off more than they can chew with him."
Big year for the Barlows as members of the Barlow family will be suspects in Tina's murder later this year and the consequences of the Peter/Tina affair will take us right through until Christmas.
Maria Connor will have a mental breakdown when her world is ripped apart. Maria's downward spiral is linked to her relationship trouble with Marcus but will also be a storyline in its own right.
Maddie and Sophie will be given a long-running storyline with the actress who plays Maddie, being likened to Katherine Kelly, who played Becky Granger.
Steph in the Bistro will get a brother called Luke who starts work at the garage. "We're going to build up Steph," Stuart Blackburn explains. "She's working at the Bistro and she lights up the screen every time. Her brother Luke is young and very, very driven. He's made some choices in the past - think of a young kid growing up in Moss Side and all of the attendant issues that are dealt with there. He's turned his back on that. He's absolutely determined, very overprotective of Steph and very successful with the ladies."
Kevin's return will see him annoyed with Sally's relationship with Tim and having to referee Sally and Sophie as Sophie's relationship with Maddie continues
A new Corrie hunk
Corrie are looking to introduce a new hunk to the cobbles at some point this year. Blackburn said: "We've got a long-term conference coming up. [We want] somebody mid-to-late 30s with the swagger of Liam Gallagher."
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