Emmerdale spoilers follow.
Emmerdale has shared the first teasers of a huge January 2024 storyline, which has been tipped to change life in the village forever.
Show producer Laura Shaw (pictured below) shared the news with Digital Spy and other media at an Emmerdale press event this week, warning that tragedy will strike in the New Year.
Details of the characters involved are currently being kept under wraps, but the high-stakes plot will see some popular villagers take centre stage.
Shaw told us: "There's going to be tragedy in the village in January that's going to affect two of our most-loved families.
"It's ultimately going to tear friendships apart and change the dynamics of one of those families forever."
While fans will have to stay tuned to find out more, talk of a "tragedy" is bound to spark speculation about whether another Emmerdale death is on the cards.
Elsewhere, stalker Lloyd Sawyer passed away from injuries sustained when Dan Spencer punched him, evil Craig Reed was left to die after a violent incident involving Kim Tate's horse, and Lucy Malcoms tragically died in childbirth.
Meanwhile, Chloe Harris, Mackenzie Boyd and Charity Dingle all narrowly escaped death when they were involved in the Super Soap Week car crash.
Mack chose to save Charity when faced with a tough decision between the two women in his life. Chloe miraculously pulled through despite falling from a cliff while trapped inside the vehicle.
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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