For the last few years there have been stalkers, gunmen, and kidnappings on Home and Away. It’s turned into the darkest little town on TV since Mt Thomas left our screens.
But next year the show promises a lighter touch, and according to veteran actor Ray Meagher, it will shift away from darker plots. He reckons it will have at least two light-hearted flamin’ moments per episode.
“We’ve had too many guns and balaclavas and bank robberies and that sort of thing,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“We’re going back to a family show.
“We’ll still have teenage angst. What I’ve been agitating for is to have a good belly laugh or at least a nice warm smile each quarter hour in there.”
That should make life more challenging for the show’s resident cop station.
Series producer Cameron Welsh confirmed the return of a female character who moves in with Alf and Miles would add to the shift.
The move comes amid off screen stories involving actors that are as racy as some of the fictional storylines.
The show has also seen a slip in ratings since the departure of Kate Ritchie, though it remains more than competitive.
Still, it was the Summer Bay Stalker storylines that drew a lot of buzz for the show.
Source: Daily Telegraph