EASTENDERS’ Mick and Linda Carter are set to be tested like never before when the soap returns in September.
The couple – who are played by actors Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright in the BBC soap – are going to have to come to terms with not running the Queen Vic after selling up due to Linda’s alcoholism.
The couple will be readjusting to life outside the pub but just as it looks like they have solved one problem, it seems a new face in Walford is taking an interest in one member of the family.
As huge secrets between Mick and Linda from both sides cause a rift in their relationship, will they be honest with one another or let their lies destroy them?
The soap will return “with a bang” on September 7 after nearly three months off-air.
Filming – which was paused because of coronavirus restrictions – resumed in Albert Square at the end of June.
Soap bosses have now confirmed when those new episodes – filmed with cast and crew at a social distance – will air.
Executive producer Jon Sen said: “From the moment we turned the lights out in The Queen Vic our ambition was to come back with a bang and this autumn certainly does that.
“As soon as Albert Square reawakens, the drama returns at a pace.
“Although working within social distancing guidelines has certainly given us some new challenges, I am incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved.
“The show is looking fantastic and we can’t wait for ‘series two’ to begin,” he said.
The soap will air four nights a week after making its return on BBC One at 8pm on Monday September 7.
Each episode will be 20 minutes long, around 10 minutes shorter than the usual running time.
While off-air, classic episodes and a spin-off featuring Stacey Dooley have been plugging the gap.
EastEnders said that with “things returning to normal for the residents of Walford, that can only mean one thing – drama is set to follow”.
Fans will see “friendship rocked when a huge secret is revealed, tragedy for one Albert Square family, trouble brew for the Carters … new love in lockdown” and Stacey Fowler returning.