Coronation Street producer Ian MacLeod has teased that iconic villain Harvey Gaskell will return to the cobbles next year.
Will Mellor, 47, who played the gangster, will reprise his role and take part in an explosive storyline with Adam Barlow, played by Sam Robertson, and Damon Hay, played by Ciaran Griffiths, who is also returning to the soap.
Not only that, but the love triangle between Adam, Sarah Barlow, played by Tina O’Brien and Damon, will also be revisited in the new year.
Iain confirmed that Damon’s upcoming return will be driven by a thirst for revenge against Adam.
The soap boss also revealed that the gangster has been pining for Sarah for months.
Surprise: Coronation Street producer Ian MacLeod has teased that iconic villain Harvey Gaskell will return to the cobbles next year, with Will Mellor reprising his role in the soap
Ian said The sun: ‘I felt there was a very intense feeling between the two, there was a real natural chemistry and connection, and he comes back with kind of a two-pronged plan.
“(But) as the situation falters, Damon’s revenge may take a back seat to his feelings for Sarah.”
He continued that Adam will feel increasingly uneasy about Damon’s return and his potential interest in Sarah, so in order to protect her he starts to think about the idea of wanting to get rid of Damon and pave the way for a shocking murder plot and the reemergence of Will’s character. .
As Damon begins to calm down, Adam’s obsession with removing him grows, leading him to approach the villain Harvey.
Harvey, who shares Adam’s dislike for Damon, considers forming an unconventional alliance to tackle their mutual problem.
They believe that by working together they can find a solution to Damon’s predicament.
The dramatic scenes will air early next year and Iain confirmed that viewers should be very excited about the storyline.
He said: ‘It has fantastic actors, as in all our stories, the storyline is packed with twists and excitement.’
Interesting: the storyline will be part of a major murder plot and Harvey will form an unlikely alliance with Adam Barlow
Explosive: The shocking storyline features Adam, his brother Damon Hay and Sarah Barlow, played by Tina O’Brien
Will, who is best known for his role in Two Pints of Lager, took on the menacing drug lord last year.
Speaking about joining the Weatherfield cast at the time, Will said: “I’m honored to have been asked to join Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a huge part of my family life.
‘When I started acting 32 years ago, it was my mother’s dream to star in Corrie, so I’m glad I can finally make it come true. It’s a Manchester institution and as a Manchester actor this is definitely a ticked box.
‘Harvey is the first real villain I’ve ever played. It’s a very different kind of role for me, so I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into the character and making some waves.”