Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, EastEnders & More To Air First Ever Soap Crossover Storyline
12 Oct 2021
Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Casualty alongside a host of ptyer soaps will join forces for the very first crossover episode centred around climate change starting November 1.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield “soap expert” Sarah Marshall told the pair:
“It’s the first time it’s ever been done. In November, we’re going to be having the world’s first soap crossover. Now for the first time, all five British soaps – and our continuing dramas – they’re all going to come together and tell the same story at the same time. That story is going to be climate change,”
“All of these people have been talking about it in secret for months and months to make this work and what they’re each going to do is film a scene, have a reference that is going to cover a different aspect of climate change and – this is the fun bit – a soap first.
“You’re going to see all the programmes do a nod to the other and characters will start popping up from one soap in another soap on screen. That has never been done before.”
The special event will see the cast of Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City and Hollyoaks mix.
Emmerdale’s Executive Producer Jane Hudson came up with the idea said:
“Never before have all five soaps and both continuing dramas come together and united in telling one story. And we certainly haven’t seen characters pop up in other shows before. This is a real treat for our audience, whilst also allowing us to get across a very important message.”