Waterloo Road fans might only just have been treated to season 13, but the rebooted BBC One drama is set to return for its next run later this year.


And now it has been confirmed that Jason Manford will play new headteacher Steve Savage.

Manford will be joined by fellow new cast members Saira Choudhry (No Offence, Life), who will play Nisha Chandra, the school's newest maths teacher, alongside a handful of new students including Olly Rhodes (The Last Kingdom) as Billy Savage and Nathan Wood as Boz Osbourne.

The 13th run ended with headmistress Kim Campbell (Angela Griffin) getting engaged to longtime love Andrew Treneman (Jamie Glover), who is currently being treated for cancer and is set to step aside to give Kim a job as the CEO of the academy trust.

Elsewhere, there was drama for a new couple as caretaker Donte Charles (Adam Thomas) and dinner lady Nicky Walters (Kym Marsh) made some big decisions about the future.

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Finally, history teacher Neil Guthrie (Neil Fitzmaurice) saw the true colours of his villainous daughter Libby (Hattie Dynevor).

So, when will the next batch of episodes be on their way? Here is everything you need to know about Waterloo Road season 14.

When will Waterloo Road season 14 be released?

Waterloo Road has been confirmed to return for a 14th season.

Given the previous pattern of release, we can likely expect the next run in the early summer, as last year we saw season 12 released in May 2023.

The show will likely be released in a box set format on BBC iPlayer, as well as airing weekly on BBC One.

Who will star in Waterloo Road season 14?

As detailed above, Jason Manford has joined the cast as new headteacher Steve Savage.

Jason said of his new role: "What an absolute treat it is to join the cast and crew of Waterloo Road, right here in my home city of Manchester.

"My kids and I binged the show on iPlayer during lockdown. It’s such a brilliant, iconic show, so I’m dead proud to now be part of its history. Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher and now, becoming a headteacher, I know I would have been terrible!"

What Steve's entrance will mean for current headteacher Kim Campbell remains to be seen.

Other new additions to the cast are as follows:

  • Saira Choudhry (No Offence, Life) as Nisha Chandra
  • Olly Rhodes (The Last Kingdom) as Billy Savage
  • Nathan Wood as Boz Osbourne
  • Sonya Nisa (Damsel) as Aleena Qureshi
  • Miya Ocego (Wreck) as Lois Taylor-Brown
  • Danny Murphy (The Parts You Lose) as Luca Smith
  • Matthew Khan (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder) as Jared Jones

We can assume the following stars will be back for Waterloo Road season 14.

  • Angela Griffin as Kim Campbell
  • James Baxter as Joe Casey
  • Ryan Clayton as Mike Rutherford
  • Jo Coffey as Wendy Whitwell
  • Neil Fitzmaurice as Neil Guthrie
  • Jamie Glover as Andrew Treneman
  • Vincent Jerome as Lindon King
  • Rachel Leskovac as Coral Walker
  • Kym Marsh as Nicky Walters
  • Katherine Pearce as Amy Spratt
  • Shauna Shim as Valerie Chambers
  • Adam Thomas as Donte Charles
  • Sonia Ibrahim as Jamilah Omar
  • Teddy Thomas as Tommy Charles
  • Priyasasha Kumari as Samia Choudhry
  • Adam Ali as Kai Sharif
  • Alicia Forde as Kelly-Jo Rafferty
  • Francesco Piacentini-Smith as Dean Weaver
  • Liam Scholes as Noel McManus
  • Noah Valentine as Preston Walters
  • Summer Violet Bird as Tonya Walters
  • Ava Flannery as Verity King
  • Thapelo Ray as Dwayne Jackson
  • Inathi Rozani as Zayne Jackson
  • Chiamaka "ChiChi" Ulebor as Shola Aku
  • Sahil Ismailkhil as Norrulah Ashimi
  • Hattie Dynevor as Libby Guthrie
  • Tillie Amartey as Stacey "Stace" Neville
  • Aabay Noor Ali as Mollie "Mog" Richardson
  • Zanele Nyoni as Jess Clarke
  • Teddy Wallwork as Declan Harding

We can assume that the majority of the cast will return for the next run of Waterloo Road, however, some characters have a bit of a question mark over their futures.

New characters Schumacher "Schuey" Weever (Zak Sutcliffe) and Portia Weever (Maisie Robinson) appeared to be written out of the series as they were taken into care to be away from their abusive father. However, could we see them again?

Adam Ali as Kai Sharif in Waterloo Road.
Will Kai Sharif return to Waterloo Road? BBC/Wall To Wall/Rope Ladder Fiction/Helen Williams

Additionally, Donte and Chlo's daughter Izzy Charles (Scarlett Thomas) moved away to live with her aunt Mika Grainger in Leeds, but could she return down the line?

Elsewhere, Kai Sharif (Adam Ali) went to go and study abroad in Berlin and had a temporary split with Preston Walters (Noah Valentine), but somehow we doubt this is the end for this pairing.

Also, Samia Choudhry (Priyasasha Kumari) revealed plans to travel abroad but we don't know yet if these will be realised next season.

Is there a trailer for Waterloo Road season 14?

No, there is currently no trailer for Waterloo Road season 14.

You can rest assured that we will update this article as soon as we get new footage.

Waterloo Road seasons 1 to 13 are currently streaming on BBC iPlayer.

Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.


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