Could this new soap be ready to rival our favourite late night episodes of Hollyoaks?
Echo Beach is a new ITV soap set to hit our screens in January 2008. To add something a little different, the whole concept will be made up of two shows Echo Beach being the main soap opera, and Moving Wallpaper to be a ‘mocumentary' based on the production of Echo Beach, very much like Extras!
The drama “Echo Beach” will be set in the fictional Cornish Town of Polnarren, with the show being centered aroudn the two main characters, Susan Penwarden (Martine McCutcheon), and her ex-boyfriend Daniel Marrack (Jason Donovan)…. yes girls we did say Jason Donovan!!! After years of missing the Scott & Charlene saga on Ramsay Street, the lovely Jason will be back on our screens!
Coronation Street's Jonny Brigg will also take on a regular role in the show, and we understand that there will be one-off appearances by Edward Speelers (Eragon – 2006 fantasy-adventure film) , Marcus Patric (Ben Davies – Hollyoaks) and Naomi Ryan (Bobbi Lewis – Coronation Street).
On the other side of the coin, Moving Wallpaper is a “mocumentry” about the production of Echo Beach, with fictional producer Johnathon Pope being played by Ben Miller. It is thought this will be in produced in a similar style to Extras, although Ihave to say I'm a little uncertain about how it will all pan out!!
Echo Beech hits our screens during January 2008 on ITV1 – look out for it girls!!