Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has admitted Weatherfield is going to be plunged into turmoil as there will be huge repercussions after Seb's death.

Fans of the show were left sobbing after the shock attack which left Seb Franklin dead and Nina Lucas fighting for her life in hospital.

Many are now hoping justice will be served, but executive producer Iain says it's not going to be straight forward.

He has explained the repercussions are going to be felt far and wide and will pit "neighbour against neighbour" in a dramatic ongoing storyline.

Speaking to The Mirror and other publications, he said: "It draws in lots of different families and in the best tradition of Coronation Street storytelling pits neighbour against neighbour and in some case husband against spouse, all of those interesting areas of conflict.

"It becomes partly about class going forward, I mean I can't say too much about that but in terms of how the criminal investigation unfolds it becomes about class and background and privilege."

Abi Franklin prays for her son Seb before his tragic death in Coronation Street
Abi Franklin prays for her son Seb before his tragic death in Coronation Street

Iain goes on to explain that "horrific intolerance" lies at the heart of the storyline and suggests there are going to be plenty more twists and turns before its conclusion.

He added: "There are interesting elements that we draw into the story as it unfolds.

"At its core we wanted it to be a story about showing horrific intolerance that can face people purely on the basis of what they look like, or what music they might listen to or what subculture they might identify with and that is the core of the story until the finish line.

Coronation Street's Nina and Seb
Nina and Seb were brutally attacked
Coronation Street's Corey Brent
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"It is a story about intolerance and the reaction to that of all of the protagonists is the texture of the story and the substance of the plot going forward."

On Wednesday, Corrie fans watched on in horror as Corey Brent (Maximus Evans) and his nasty friends set upon Seb (Harry Visinoni) and Nina (Mollie Gallagher) in a dark alley and left them both fighting for their lives in hospital.

Seb later died, leaving fans in shock.

Actor Harry has since admitted he felt proud to have been a part of such a hard-hitting plot - and joked the soap has been left without its resident "man bun".

Corrie actor Harry Visinoni
Actor Harry has said farewell to the Cobble after his character Seb's dramatic exit

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In a video posted online, he said: "Hi guys, I just want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, for all the support over the years.

"It's been a pretty rough ride for Seb, but I am very happy he has allowed the show to touch on some very important issues, from HIV to human trafficking and now to this, it's been an honour, a privilege, and a pleasure.

"So unfortunately, Weatherfield is down a man bun!" he joked. "But hopefully they will survive, and thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

"I hope you have enjoyed the journey, because I definitely have."