CBS Drama has revealed that they will be airing BBC school drama series 'Waterloo Road' from the beginning.
When the show first began airing on BBC One in 2006. It was set in a comprehensive school in Rochdale. It featured established soap actors Denise Welch, Angela Griffin and Jill Halfpenny starring alongside Jason Merrells and Jason Glover. Over the eight episode opening series, we saw a death, a betrayal, an abortion, a break-in and the school been threatened with closure. So perhaps not your typical day in class. Since the opening series the only two cast members who remain with the series are deputy head Tom Clarkson (Jason Done) and english teacher Grantly Budgen (Philip Martin Brown).
On the acquisition of the series for the channel, Alina Florea, director of programming at CBS Chello Zone Channels said "Waterloo Road is an exciting title for CBS Drama, It bolsters our primetime schedule with another favourite UK series that viewers can enjoy from the very beginning - following the ever popular Mile High, Cutting It, Clocking Off and Playing the Field - and launches our new Brit primetime double bills from April 10. We're confident this gripping drama will resonate with our viewers."
Things have changed in the last 7 years and 110 episodes on, BBC One are currently airing the show's eighth series, which has recently seen them become a independent academy in Scotland. The show has a promising future with another block of 20 episodes to air in it's current series, and a ninth series order of 30 episodes already in production.