Hollyoaks Will Air Hour-Long Episode Helmed by Black Talent

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Hollyoaks is working on showcasing its Black talent, according to Digital Spy. As part of Channel 4's "Black Takeover Day" in 2021, the UK soap will air an hour-long episode solely written, directed, and produced by its Black talent. 

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Hollyoaks' Black actors will be prominently featured in this episode, scheduled to air in autumn 2021, as well. At the forefront will be the fan-favorite Deveraux clan. 

Channel 4 boss Ian Katz recently called Hollyoaks' approach to dealing with racism allegations "heartening." He told Metro UK:

What happened in Hollyoaks was in many ways quite heartening, a number of people felt emboldened probably by the events of the last few months, to discuss the experiences they have had which were really concerning.

Lime [Pictures] reacted to that in the most open and self-critical way, thoroughly investigated all the claims that were made and has introduced really a quite ambitious and thorough action plan to tackle them, and I think everybody on the cast of Hollyoaks, and crew of Hollyoaks, feels they have responded with real seriousness and openness.

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