Coronation Street is currently filming a dramatic van crash, according to new images and reports, with several lives at risk
Coronation Street is pulling out all the stops for its big showstopper week in October, following the news that a big stunt would rock the street.
It was teased a major disaster would kill at least one show favourite, with it set to rival the 2010 tram disaster on the ITV soap.
With it hinted that it could focus around a sinkhole that first emerged in the Platts’ garden last year, it’s since been suggested that there is more to the twist.
Reports and pictures from filming have teased the dramatic moment criminal Harvey escapes police custody, after his prison van crashes.
Harvey will apparently plan revenge against Leanne Battersby, while actor Will Mellor was pictured filming the tense moments his character breaks out of the van earlier this month.
Corrie have yet to confirm the scenes or what is ahead, but now new pictures from filming have teased more residents are involved in the horror crash.
Dev Alahan actor Jimmi Harkishin has been spotted filming what looks to be a car crash, with a vehicle seen smashed up in pictures on location.
According to Metro.co.uk, the car collides with the prison van transporting prisoner Harvey and it leads to a deadly crash.
Dev and his children Asha and Aadi will reportedly be in or near the car at the time of the smash, leaving the three of them in grave danger.
Actor Jimmi was snapped walking around, with it said that he was filming scenes prior to the crash being filmed.
Meanwhile, images show a car which is apparently owned by Dev, and it is completely wrecked.
Show boss Iain Macleod recently said the move to stage a major “cinematic” disaster was a way of celebrating the end of the pandemic.
“We don’t have Chekhov’s gun in our stories but we do have Chekhov’s sinkhole. We’ve tried to look at the last 12 months and the limited way in which all soaps have been forced to tell their stories, and try to subvert that and go ‘we’re back’.
“It’s going to be really huge – there’s loads of emotion, there’s loads of big spectacle – it’s going to be cinematic.“
“It’s a statement of intent that we wanted, as a show, to put out there – to make something we couldn’t possibly have made in the past 18 months because the pandemic wouldn’t allow it.
“But we’re back now, our team is the best in the business and we can do it and we’re going to do it and it’s going to be incredibly impressive.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.