‘Love/Hate can survive without Nidge’ reveals creator Stuart Carolan
Love/Hate can survive without Nidge and a sixth series could be on the cards, creator Stuart Carolan has revealed.
The writer of the hit show has said it’s still too early to say whether Love/Hate will continue after last Sunday’s explosive fifth series finale in which Nidge (Tom Vaughan Lawlor) and Siobhán (Charlie Murphy) were apparently killed off.
“The next couple of days we’ll decide where we’re going and what we’re doing. We’re talking about doing a series six, if we want to do a series six. We need a bit of time. It doesn’t take months to figure it out, it’ll only take a couple of hours to decide if we want another,” said Carolan in an interview with Campus.ie
Earlier this week, Tom Vaughan Lawlor ruled himself out of any future series by revealing that Nidge was dead and there’ll be “no Bobby Ewing in the shower” moment in the future.
The actor released a statement thanking the cast, director David Caffrey, cast and crew, which indicated that he was leaving the show for good.
However, Carolan isn’t ruling out continuing Love/Hate without its biggest character
“We’ve always lost big characters. It’s happened all the way through. We’ve lost Darren, John Boy. Every time we lose somebody that big, it’s difficult, but we’re without Darren for two series now.”
Carolan was also fulsome in his praise of Vaughan Lawlor.
“He’s just amazing and storylines can be written so easily for him. Look at him, he just eats up the screen,” Carolan said.
Carolan also revealed how the Fran rape prison sequence was the 'right thing to do'.
“It’s a very emotional scene. It’s a rape scene and involves Fran being totally humiliated ultimately by Noelie Hughes. It’s a terrible, terrible thing that happens to Fran and we took it very seriously about how we did it, but it was important to do and we thought it was the right thing to,” insisted Carolan.