Emmerdale appoints new boss who is known for killer Meena and Corrie Phelan storylines

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Sophie Roper has joined the Emmerdale team as a producer.

Alongside fellow producer Laura Shaw, newcomer Sophie – who has also worked on Coronation Street – will take creative responsibility for the ITV soap’s storytelling, casting and the production process.

She will be part of the production team and will work in conjunction with Executive Producer for Continuing Drama, Iain MacLeod and John Whiston, Managing Director of Continuing Drama and Head of ITV in the North and ITV’s Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair-Jones.

Discussing Sophie’s arrival, Iain said: ‘Sophie is a real talent and has a natural eye for a big, bold story so she is the perfect person to maintain Emmerdale’s tradition of challenging, exciting narratives. I am thrilled that she has made the well-deserved step up into her new role and with her as a more senior part of the very talented team in Leeds, viewers will be in for an engrossing, exhilarating and emotional ride.’

ITV’s Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair-Jones added: ‘After a brilliant tenure as Story Producer, we’re thrilled Sophie will be joining Laura to Produce Emmerdale, bringing to the role a wealth of creative storytelling and passion for the show. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the residents of the village, it’s safe to say there won’t be a dull moment!’

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Source:: Metro


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