When Is Waterloo Road Returning In 2022? Release Date And Cast
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The dramatic secondary school series tackled topics like drug abuse, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy and bullying, whilst also incorporating more far-out storylines like kidnapping, manslaughter, and even murder.
It won’t be a surprise to realise that the series has been a fan-favourite since it was axed six years ago, still remaining one of the top five most popular shows on BBC iPlayer since its release on the streaming platform in 2019.
So, here’s everything you need to know about the return of Waterloo Road to the BBC in 2022.
When is Waterloo Road returning to BBC?
While an official release date for Waterloo Road hasn’t yet been announced, it’s expected that the series will return sometime this year.
The BBC previously announced that the series would be returning to the broadcaster, while it will be yet again set and filmed in Greater Manchester.
The BBC hopes it will "boost drama production skills in the North of England and help to reshape the BBC's drama slate to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country," adding that the series "will provide a training ground for new and diverse writers."
"Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-Covid Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most: young people in education," said the BBC's Director of Drama, Piers Wenger.
"We are thrilled to be returning to this brilliant format - its thrills and spills, unmissable characters and high drama - at a time when audiences across Britain need it most."
The actor who portrayed Chlo Grainger in the OG series (Katie Griffiths) also announced on Instagram that the new series would land on BBC iPlayer “later this year”, while Donte Charles (Adam Thomas) also shouted that the series would be “coming soon” on the social media site.
Which cast members are returning to Waterloo Road?
The new series of Waterloo Road is set to see a few familiar faces from the original cast heading back to the school, including confirmed returners Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths in their original roles as Donte and Chlo Charles.
Meanwhile, Angela Griffin, is also returning as Kim Campbell, but will be seen more often in the staff room as she joins the cast as the school's new headteacher.