The executive producer of Emmerdale, Jane Hudson, revealed that the production team “were very wary of watching the landscape and making sure that when we returned to six it was at the right time, that we can keep going.”
“Nervous about another lockdown,” The producer suggest that, “now felt like the right time, it felt like we’d given ourselves enough time to get used to shooting, to get up to speed and to get the schedule to a point we can start providing six episodes a week because obviously it’s a bigger pressure on the schedule.”
“We didn’t want anyone to be rushing, to feel like they’d let us down if they didn’t complete their schedule,” she continued. “So it eased back to shooting, and now we feel confident we can meet the demands of the six-episode schedule.”
She also discussed this pandemic situation. She said, “We’re doing absolutely everything to keep people safe, keep social distancing, and look out for everybody. Once we’d got over that, it was then just letting everyone know the storylines are still strong,” she said.
“We might be shooting them in a different way, we might not be able to see people kissing and punching each other, but we’re relying on really good stories, scripts, and great performances. “I think we’re all enjoying ourselves now we’ve got used to it ,and we’re back having fun now.”