WATERLOO Road’s Adam Thomas, Angela Griffin and Kate Griffiths gave fans a glimpse behind the scenes ahead of the show’s epic return.
The school-themed drama originally aired from 2006-2015 and featured familiar faces like Jill Halfpenny, Neil Morrissey and Neil Pearson.
It will return with a new series six years after being criticized by the BBC, as part of a pledge to create new shows across the country.
In one of the images, Adam and Kate are seen reading their script as they rehearse together on set.
Adam, 33, will return to his role but not as the bad boy Donte Charles – and instead as a brand new teacher.
He appeared on the show from 2006 to 2009, and now he’s back on the show that made him famous.
Actress Katie, 32, will return as Chlo Charles, whose character marries boyfriend Donte as soon as she is 16 in the hope that she will find some stability after her mother’s murder.
She also started an affair with her sister Mika’s boyfriend Brett Aspinall and then went back to Donte and later found out that she was pregnant.
Meanwhile, Angela, 45, reverted to the name Kim Campbell and is now the Principal of the school.
In another photo, the trio appeared in good spirits on set and in the third, Adam is seen holding a script with his name printed on the front.
The three actors excitedly reunited for the first time after years apart as they began preparing for filming.
The award-winning contemporary drama, which is expected to return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year, will begin filming in Greater Manchester next month.
Angela said: “I feel really honored to be a part of the new series of Waterloo Road.
“It’s been so exciting to be in Kim’s shoes again and I can’t wait to explore her life, personality and growth since we last saw her.
“The writers have planned some great storylines and I look forward to welcoming viewers back to Waterloo Road.”
Former Emmerdale star Adam has shared his excitement about his return and teased that the upcoming film will be a must-see.
“I’m so excited to be back where it all started! Waterloo Road has been a big part of my life and career, so 15 years later it’s a dream come true,” Adam said.
“I feel so lucky to have been given this opportunity to get back into acting and do what I love!
“I can’t wait to see some old faces and some new ones again. I knew this series would be the best…”
TV star Katie added: “I’m super excited to be back at Waterloo Road – loved by all who do and watch it!
“Chlo is my first professional role, and I feel so lucky to be on the show again. I can’t wait to see what stories unfold!”
It’s not yet clear if more of the original cast will join the trilogy, but earlier this year Chelsee Healy – who played Janeece Bryant – from 2006 to 2012 confirmed that she would be happy to get involved.
She said: “So Waterloo Road Reunion is on the cards. Who’s here for it?”
The BBC hopes that the skills of TV production in the North of England will “reflect, represent and serve all regions of the country”.
Piers Wenger, BBC Drama Director, said: “Waterloo Road is the perfect lens to explore post-Covid England, from the point of view of those most affected: young people in the field. education.
“We’re delighted to be back with this stellar format – suspenseful and full of life, unmissable characters and high drama – at a time when audiences across the UK need it. it’s the best — and is teamed up with Cameron Roach and the excellent Wall To Wall on its return.”
Cameron Roach, Executive Producer, added: “I am truly delighted to be working with the BBC and Wall To Wall, in reviving the iconic brand of Waterloo Road.
“The important and pressing stories unfolding in schools across the UK offer powerful and emotionally stunning themes, which we are delighted to bring to a new generation of people. new fan.
“Waterloo Road will continue its reputation for initiating, supporting and facilitating careers both in front and behind the camera, in a truly inclusive way, from our premises in Greater Manchester .”
Fans were furious when Waterloo Road was moved from the show in 2015, after it first aired in 2006.
It returned to BBC iPlayer as a box in 2019, leading to a renewed interest in a new generation of fans, meaning it was consistently in the top five most watched shows for audiences. young fake on BBC iPlayer.
Watch previous series on Waterloo Road on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8254382/adam-thomas-angela-griffin-kate-griffiths-return-waterloo-road/ Adam Thomas, Angela Griffin and Kate Griffiths head back to Waterloo Road in the first picture