Blast from the past - familiar faces return for Hollyoaks Later
Lime Pictures today announced that following the success of last year’s Hollyoaks Later, Channel 4 has commissioned a sixth series of the late night spin off for E4.
The E4 series, currently in pre - production, is due to transmit in autumn 2013 with five hour-long episodes that will transmit on consecutive nights across one week in a post-watershed timeslot.
The special late night episodes will take viewers on an epic ride of Hangover style proportions with some well-loved faces from the past returning to the show. This year’s Hollyoaks Later storylines will feature Tony Hutchinson facing up to his demons as he battles against cancer, bringing together Tony’s old friends Kurt Benson (played by Jeremy Edwards) Finn (played by James Redmond) and brother Dom (played by John Pickard) alongside a host of unexpected and unhinged characters throughout Spanish and Moroccan locations.
Alongside Tony’s storyline, Hollyoaks Later will also feature a chilling storyline involving Esther and Tilly as they celebrate an 18th birthday in a spooky location and Theresa joins up with a new recruit of the McQueen clan on a wild road trip.
Jane Steventon will again work with Lime Pictures as the show’s Producer and the series will be Executive Produced by Hollyoaks Executive Producer and Lime Picture’s Head of Continuing Drama Bryan Kirkwood.
Bryan Kirkwood comments, “We are very happy to announce the commissioning of series six of Hollyoaks Later. It is a returning series that gives an annual late night treat to loyal Hollyoaks fans”.
Lee Mason, Channel 4 Editor, Hollyoaks, said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing back Hollyoaks Later for a sixth series and with it some of our best loved Hollyoaks faces. Tony’s cancer battle is an important story for us to tell and we’re so excited to be able to explore it further within the high octane, highly emotional and sometimes shocking world of Hollyoaks Later”.
Notes to Editors:
Produced by Jane Steventon, the 5 x 1 hour episodes will be written by Hollyoaks writers Kevin Rundle, Dan Berlinka, Emma Ko, James Coleman and Richard Burke. Hollyoaks Later will be directed by Steve Brett and Tracey Rooney. The series will be executive produced by Bryan Kirkwood for Lime Pictures and was commissioned by Lee Mason for E4 / Channel 4. Filming will start in the summer and the series will transmit on E4 in autumn 2013.