Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks has revealed why the team decided to let Meena Jutla turn into a serial killer, and why the plot has continued for so long.
Video not available
Emmerdale viewers have been quite divided over the plot of serial killer Meena Jutla, which began last July.
What has been revealed is that her reign of terror actually began much earlier, with the murder of her own father and her friend Nadine leaving the village.
The plot came to a dramatic end on Thursday night, when Meena was found guilty of murdering Andrea Tate, Leanna Cavanagh and Ben Tucker.
After an incident with Nadine’s sister Carol, Meena manages to take the courthouse hostage before attempting to flee – only to have her plan thwarted by warden Ian.
Meena is dragged away by armed police, while she remains unconvicted on ITV channel.
During her time in the village, and more specifically her reign of terror, she killed villagers, plotted more murders, kidnapped residents, and kept some at gunpoint.
Many viewers have long said that the plot has gone on too long or is “unbelievable”, while others have supported the plot and enjoyed everything Meena has to offer.
Remember it’s a true story anyway, although they often portray true stories, these shows are also known to provide high-stakes and dramatic scenes.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press, Emmerdale producer Kate Brooks defended the plot and decided to uncover a female serial killer of the film.
She admitted that they wanted to bring out some “escapism” to viewers during difficult times and wanted a character like no other before.
Kate revealed: “We’re always looking for the next big and big story and we haven’t had a serial killer in a while, possibly since Lachlan.
“So we chatted about what’s next and it felt really right to bring a female serial killer into the mix, and one that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before on screen. .
“Normally there are two types of serial killers on soap, one is the serial killer and we see conscience or remorse, or we see the type of person doing it as a necessity.
“With Meena, we wanted a character that acts and kills people for the sake of sheer enjoyment, in the pursuit of glory, and we wanted to portray a female character who lacks empathy, lacks conscience, and just love the movie and the stage of an assassin.”
As for why they did the plot, Kate continued: “Given the fact that the world is going through a really hard time with Covid and everything, we also wanted to give viewers a little bit of an escape. glass.
“This is a very high story line and has been around since the day, so we wanted people to sit down on the sofa, watch TV and be transported into the crazy world of Meena, which is exactly what we did. .”
Kate went on to reveal that they know now is the right time to let Meena go because they can’t justify keeping her, following her long list of crimes and court appearances.
Any theories or thoughts on the plot? Let us know in the comments section below.
Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7:30pm on ITV, with an hour-long episode on Thursdays.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/emmerdale-boss-defends-killer-meena-26718705 Emmerdale boss defends Meena murder plot after backlash over 'ridiculous' scenes