FANS of hit the BBC One drama Waterloo Road are thrilled the show is back for more.
The school-based drama was axed back in 2015, but is returning with a brand new series.
When does Waterloo Road start?
Waterloo Road will kick off on BBC One TONIGHT (January 3, 2023) at 8pm.
The new series of the high school show will focus on the challenges teachers, parents and pupils have been facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cast members for the new series include newcomers Kym Marsh and Scarlett Thomas, while a number of former Waterloo Road stars are reprising their characters.
These include Angela Griffin (Kim Campbell), Adam Thomas (Donte Charles), and Katie Griffiths (Chlo Charles).
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How can I watch Waterloo Road?
Waterloo Road will run for seven episodes on BBC One on Tuesday nights at 8pm.
The series can also be watched on the BBC iPlayer as a boxset, after the first episode has aired.
The new season of Waterloo Road is expected to conclude on February 14, 2023.
What is Waterloo Road about?
Waterloo Road is set and also made in Greater Manchester.
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The plot starts with a new school year, and a peaceful protest turns into a school riot – the events of the day will go on to have huge ramifications for everyone involved.
Across the term, Waterloo Road’s teachers and parents are going to have to learn on their feet as they try to navigate the ever changing social landscape – from teen homelessness to the cost of living, being LGBTQ+, racism, sexism, mental health and everything else facing young teens today.
Amongst the chaos, the students, faculty and parents still make time for friendships, fun, and a few romances.
The pupils have a lot to contend with this term, but they will learn to lean on one another to survive the year and try to stay out of detention as much as possible.
How many seasons of Waterloo Road is there?
There have already been 10 seasons of Waterloo Road, making the 2023 series, season 11.
The original show which ran from 2006 to 2015 featured a number of familiar faces including Angela Griffin, Jill Halfpenny, Neil Morrissey and Neil Pearson.
It also helped to launch the careers of Bridgerton stars Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, as well as Emmerdale's Adam Thomas and Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman.
It detailed the lives of pupils and staff at the fictional school which was originally based in Rochdale.
A boxset version of the show was released on the BBC’s iPlayer in 2019 where it continued to be a big hit, with the corporation saying it was particularly popular with younger and more diverse audiences.
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