EastEnders boss teases “game-changing” new storyline
EastEnders boss Sean O’Connor has teased a “game-changing” storyline for the soap which will be something no soap has ever dared before.
While the nature of the plot and any details are being kept closely under wraps for now, O’Connor revealed the new storyline was ambitious in scope and would involve both new and old characters.
Speaking to Metro, he said: “What we are planning will be electric – but I’m not going to say how. It will involve all of the main characters – both new and legacy characters, nobody has been left out. We’re all very excited about it.”
“No show has ever attempted what we’re planning to do in the next few months. It’s massively ambitious – and crucially – it’s something that only EastEnders would or could do.
“And that’s the challenge I keep making to the writers; we need to tell stories that only EastEnders could do. I love our brother and sister shows and they do what they do brilliantly. But we do something different.”
The storyline will unravel over the next few months and O’Connor promises it will be an “extraordinary ride” and that he is “genuinely excited.”
He continued: “It’s crazily ambitious – we’re pulling out all the stops to make it happen. Certainly for EastEnders, it’ll be game-changing. But I can’t say more than that!”
O’Connor took over the reigns of the London-based soap last June and has not been shy of shaking things up. He famously killed Mitchell sisters Ronnie and Roxy off in a tragic swimming pool accident and also shocked fans with a story where a bus drove through the centre of Albert Square.