Underworld has the big Corrie storylines all sewn up

(Image credit: Joseph Scanlon)

Underworld is about to become the centrepiece of the drama on Coronation Street – and not just because of Carla Connor's endangered nuptials.

Coronation Street has just released a new publicity image that captures the multitude of storylines being stitched together in the knicker factory.

They include:

  • Factory boss Aidan (Shayne Ward) is hot for Eva, but will their relationship help or hinder business at Underworld?
  • Aidan’s dad and business partner Johnny Connor (Richard Hawley) is developing feelings for Jenny Bradley (Sally Ann Matthews), but with her troubled past, he may be playing with fire...
  • Kate (Faye Brookes) was all set to marry fiancee Caz (Rhea Bailey) until she kissed her friend Sophie (Brooke Vincent). Will she see through her marriage to Caz, or will 'Kophie' be the Street's newest couple?
  • Sean (Antony Cotton) has been on cloud 9 life with vicar Billy (Dan Brocklebank), but Billy's past is about the catch up with him...
  • Izzy (Cherylee Houston) refuses to stop using cannabis for pain relief to deal with her tissue disorder, even if it means falling foul of the law.
  • Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) is back at work in a bid to make ends meet. With the debts continuing to pile up at home can Fiz and Tyrone (Alan Halsall) escape with their relationship intact?
  • Chesney (Sam Aston) is growing ever more resentful of Sinead’s (Katie McGlynn) burgeoning modelling career. Either he will have to accept her success or she will have give up her dream...
  • New Weatherfield councillor Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor) will be taking snobbery to new heights. So how will her Underwordl colleagues and window cleaner husband Tim (Joe Duttine) cope?
  • As Carla (Alison King) plans her big day and her move to Devon, Tracy (Kate Ford) could yet ruin her life with her knowledge of Carla’s one night stand with Robert (Tristan Gemmill). It’s a fragile happiness that could be shattered at any moment.

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Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.