Season 11 is on its way! The BBC has decided to bring their beloved school drama back to life after nearly seven years away.
When it was released, the award-winning contemporary school show was easily among the best BBC dramas. Originally, it was based at a comprehensive school in Rochdale in Greater Manchester before it was relocated to Greenock in Scotland for the final three seasons. It centered on the drama between pupils and the teaching staff who helped them throughout their time at the Waterloo Road school.
The new series is once again set in Greater Manchester and is expected to bring a whole new generation of fans to the award-winning drama.
Cameron Roach is directing a new series, which features Rope Ladder Fiction and Wall To Wall, that will enrich the thrills and spills that many viewers experienced during the 200-episode run.
As of our next update, we know which actors will be appearing in the new season, and have a clear picture of when we can anticipate the show to air on our screens.
Here''s all we know right now about series 11.
Waterloo Road season 11 release date
We anticipated that season 11 will be on display in early 2023 as a result of the new series. Upon arrival, we''ll be sure to include the release date below.
The news was revealed in a blurred-out video that appeared across social media platforms, which you can see below.
A brand new logo for a brand new #WaterlooRoad will be available on @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer in early 2023 pic.twitter.com/U8e5FVpvfTOctober 15, 2022.
The rest of the ten seasons of the original show are now available on BBC iPlayer (opens in a new tab).
Waterloo Road season 11 cast
Three well-loved characters will reprise their roles in the new series in January, according to the BBC.
Angela Griffin will reprise her role as Kim Campbell, who will return to Waterloo Road as the school''s new headteacher.
Angela spoke to The Daily Star about Kim''s return at the Pride of Manchester Awards, saying, "It''s bloody fantastic, she''s very different this time." What''s happened to Kim in the last six years? It''s time to get to know him before it comes back.
"She''s a different person, very well, things have happened, and everything comes out when we return," she said.
While they were enrolled at the school as students, Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths are also returning to play Donte and Chlo Charles. They''re still together, although their relationship was nothing but smooth.
"I feel really honoured to be joining the new series of Kims," Angela Griffin said of the novel''s journey back to the present day. "I cant wait to investigate her life, character, and how she has evolved since we met her last day." The writers have fantastic stories planned and I''m looking forward to welcoming viewers back to Waterloo Road.
This week, a few familiar faces will be seen on #WaterlooRoad.com Find out more here https://t.co/spsNU38Khg pic.twitter.com/jAl6pkaV4hJanuary 24, 2022
We''ve discovered who else will be taking on roles in the staff room since Kym Marsh, who played Michelle Connor for 13 years, is playing Nicky Walters, a school canteen worker who is also a mother to two pupils.
Coffey takes on the role of Wendy Whitwell, PA, according to Headteacher Kim Campbell, while Vincent Jerome plays Lindon King, the new headteacher.
'''' James Baxter will play Joe Casey, another Deputy Head, and''sonia Ibrahim'' joins Jamilah Omar, the school social worker.
Shauna Shim is music teacher Valerie Chambers, star Neil Fitzmaurice is history teacher Neil Guthrie, and Rachel Leskovacis Coral Walker, head of English, and Katherine Pearce, an early career teacher, play Amy Spratt.
Ryan Clayton, an ex-star, is also involved in the show. He posted a photo of a sign on his dressing room door that revealed him playing a character named Mike.
There has been rumors about whether Melanie Hill might reprise her role as newsagentCathy Matthewsearlier this year. There are still some people interested in assuming she''ll be returning to the show herself.
Meet the new members of #WaterlooRoad pic.twitter.com/AycXcWqtBvFebruary 10, 2022
Waterloo Road season 11 pupils
The BBC reveals on February 21, which young actors will be playing the pupils in season 11.
Tina O''Brien, Scarlett ThomasAdam Thomas'' niece and daughter of a former actress, is following in her family''s footsteps and playing Donte and Chlo Charles'' daughter, Izzy, in the film.
Scarlett isn''t Adam''s only relative in the season 11 cast, as Adam Thomas'' real-life son had joined because to ''unusual circumstances'' leading to a last-minute casting change. Teddy Thomas is playing Izzy''s younger brother.
Adam Abbou () as Danny Lewis, Priyasasha Kumari () as Preston Walters, Adam Ali () as Kai Sharif, newcomer Alicia Forde as Kelly-Jo Rafferty, and Francesco Piacentini-Smith () as Dean Weever.
Liam Scholes plays Noel McManus, Lucy Eleanor Begg as Caz Williams, Summer Violet Bird plays Tonya Walters, Ava Flannery as Verity King, Thapelo Ray () as Dwanye Jackson,''s Inathi Rozani as Zayne Jackson, and Chiamaka (ChiChi) Ulebor as Shola Aku.
Sahil Ismailkhil has joined the cast after receiving talent-scouting following a production research trip to a school in Leeds.
Waterloo Road season 11 plot
Right now, all we know is that the new series will become closer to its original home, as it is set in Greater Manchester (plu than in Rochdale specifically).
"In a press release that announced the return of ''the BBC," the spotlight on education in the United Kingdom is more intense today than ever before, with awareness of the difficulties that teachers, parents, and pupils face even more severe.
"It will use its rich history of making entertaining and touching human stories while addressing the basic issues of the day."
Piers Wenger, the director of BBC Drama, said the "is the perfect instrument to investigate post-Covid Britain from the perspective of those who have probably been affected most: young people.
"We are grateful to be returning to this exceptional format - its thrills and spills, unmissable characters, and high drama - at a time when audiences around the United Kingdom require it most," says Cameron Roach and Wall To Wall.
This makes it seem like the next series of of will be filled with drama, and that the show will feature contemporary issues that teachers, parents, and pupils are dealing with right now.
Who''''s directing Waterloo Road season 11?
We recently learned that legendary Amanda Mealing will serve as a director for the next season of.
When she shared a photo of her director''s lanyard with the caption, she said, "Another city, another day, another dollar."
A post shared by Amanda Mealing (@amanda_mealing) (opens in a new tab)
A photo posted on the internet
Is there a trailer?
Beyond that short video featuring the new show logo, we haven''t seen a teaser for the entire new series of yet. As and when one gets released, we''ll be sure to include it here.
In the meantime, you may relive some of the ''best moments'' with this video which the BBC released in late 2019 to commemorate the arrival of the box on BBC iPlayer.
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