Hollyoaks Later (series 3)
|Hollyoaks Later series 3|
Hollyoaks Later series 3 opening title
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Original release||25 October – 29 October 2010|
Following the success of the first two series, Hollyoaks producer Paul Marquess announced in April 2010 that the late-night show would return for a third series in October 2010, after being commissioned by Channel 4. Speaking about the series, Marquess said: "This commission is a huge vote of confidence in Hollyoaks from Channel 4. Seamlessly integrated with the 6.30pm shows, Hollyoaks Later 2010 will be the most exciting series so far. Prepare to be blown away."
Roberto Troni, the commissioning editor for Channel 4 also commented on the announcement, saying: "Hollyoaks is a hit with E4 audiences and we always look for opportunities to extend the brand and give fans something extra. The Hollyoaks Later spin-off provides a unique opportunity to experiment in a late night slot while staying true to the series. The late-night storylines will be a cocktail of fun, glamour and grown-up drama."
Cage fighter Michael Bisping, who was cast as "sinister" gangster Nathan, told Sky Sports that viewers should expect "powerful" scenes from his guest appearance in the series. He said: "Some people will laugh at it, but the storyline is fantastic and I'm proud to be a part of it. I can't say too much about the plot, but it comes on our screens on October 25. I play a bit of a bad guy in it and get involved in a spot of kidnapping and whatnot. It's pretty powerful stuff in places and I'm sure people will get a kick out of it. I really enjoyed doing it and I'm pleased I took the opportunity when it came my way. I seemed to have a natural flair for acting and it's something I enjoy. There are a couple of other projects in the pipeline now and I'm interested in doing more."
In October 2010, Channel 4 decided to axe the Hollyoaks 'First Look' episodes, which broadcast the next day's episode on E4 straight after the Channel 4 show ended, for one week during the broadcast of Hollyoaks Later. This was in order to make sure the series was not spoiled, as it would connect with the main Hollyoaks show.
Rachel Shenton, who portrays Mitzeee Minniver commented on the series, saying: "It felt a lot different [to Hollyoaks] because we were on location so it felt like we were doing a completely different show for a lot of it. You could push the boundaries a little bit more and we touched on subjects that Hollyoaks couldn't cover properly. We had a great time, it was really good."
The series follows four stories. Riley and Seth Costello as they are invited to a party at a footballer's house and the McAllisters plot their revenge. Jason Costello who is confronted by Fern and admits her gender dysphoria, only to have Fern threaten to tell her family and Bart McQueen. Mercedes Fisher upset over Malachy Fisher and Lynsey Nolan's relationship, lie that she has been infected with HIV by Malachy. Mitzeee as she teaches Nancy Hayton and a heavily pregnant Theresa McQueen how to become a WAG.
The cast were confirmed in April 2010, with several of the Hollyoaks series regulars returning. Actress Hollie-Jay Bowes, who portrays Michaela McQueen, was originally signed to appear in the series. However, Bowes was later axed from Hollyoaks and the character was replaced.
|Mitzeee Minniver||Rachel Shenton|
|Carl Costello||Paul Opacic|
|Jasmine Costello||Victoria Atkin|
|Riley Costello||Rob Norbury|
|Seth Costello||Miles Higson|
|Mercedes Fisher||Jennifer Metcalfe|
|Malachy Fisher||Glen Wallace|
|Nancy Hayton||Jessica Fox|
|Bart McQueen||Jonny Clarke|
|Theresa McQueen||Jorgie Porter|
|Elliot Bevan||Garnon Davies|
|Cheryl Brady||Bronagh Waugh|
|Jamil Fadel||Sikander Malik|
|Lynsey Nolan||Karen Hassan|
|Anita Roy||Saira Choudhry|
|Carmel Valentine||Gemma Merna|
|Logan Fairhurst||Thomas Sean Hughes|
|Liam McAllister||Chris Overton|
|Nathan McAllister||Michael Bisping|
|Terry Vincent||Ian Munzberger|
|1||25 October 2010||447||1.8||N/A||N/A|
|2||26 October 2010||438||1.8||N/A||N/A|
|3||27 October 2010||309||1.2||N/A||N/A|
|4||28 October 2010||553||N/A||125||N/A|
|5||29 October 2010||368||1.6||173||0.9|
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