Coronation Street viewers are being told to ‘get ready’ for a week of drama with explosive scenes from the BAFTA winning soap every night next week, according to ITV.
The residents of Weatherfield will find themselves caught up in a huge fire at Victoria Court, but who is behind the blaze?
The fire is the biggest fire ever seen on Coronation Street and was created by Danny Hargreaves from Real SFX. The company were the same team behind the Tram Crash and the Rovers Fire, and have also worked on Doctor Who, Sherlock and the US series Outlander.
Danny said: “This is the biggest fire and explosion we have ever worked on for Coronation Street. Bigger than the tram crash explosion and the Rovers fire.
“We had 30 large gas bottles and a huge amount of explosives. A special effects team of six controlled the fire ignition and we worked alongside the firefighters from Rapid Fire who also work on a lot of TV and film fires.
“The temperatures within the sets were extreme and I was very impressed by the cast who did some of their own stunts. Everyone had to wear fire proofed clothing and all the sets are coated to ensure that nothing actually catches fire. The fire can literally be turned on and off in seconds.
“A set of the in terior of the flats was built off site in a huge warehouse. For the exterior filming a drone was used in some of the shots and we had to be aware of where that was at all times so we didn’t blow it out of the sky with the explosion!
“The local fire brigade were advised of what we were filming but the effects were so realistic that a resident nearby heard the explosion and dialled 999. Even though they knew we were filming they still had to come out and check everything was ok!”
This week ITV have promised surprises and shocks in store for each episode as secrets and lies are exposed.
Tracy Barlow is out for revenge after Carla Connor unwittingly scuppers her evil plan to take over the Rovers with secret lover Tony Stewart.
MORE: Lee Ryan becomes final member Blue to be declared bankruptWith her Rovers dream in tatters, Tracy will be consumed by rage for those she feels have wronged her.
As sneak preview photos show, Tracy chooses Steve and Michelle’s wedding day to bring the whole house of cards tumbling down.
She tells a stunned Liz McDonald about her affair with Tony before turning her attentions to Carla, sneaking into her flat as she sleeps, and when fire takes hold at Victoria Court it seems Tracy’s revenge has gone to a whole new level.
Also in this roller coaster of a week Leanne is thrilled when Kal asks for her hand in marriage, and Maddie is stunned to discover the truth about Jenny Bradley’s plans for Kevin’s son Jack.
Viewers can follow the drama and watch it unfold at 9pm every night from Monday May 25th to Friday May 29th.
See the photo previews below…