The Coronation Street killer is set to make a shock return after three years

A TWISTED Coronation Street killer is making a shock return this summer – and it’s bad news for Abi Webster.

Criminal Corey Brent – who is played by actor Maximus Evans in the ITV series – will be at the center of a major new storyline three years after he pleaded guilty to murdering Seb Franklin, but with a twist, The Sun can reveal.

Killer Corey will be at the center of a huge new story – without appearing himselfCredit: ITV
Corey will be at the center of a huge new storyline for Abi WebsterCredit: ITV

The harrowing story, which was based on the real-life murder of Sophie Lancaster, saw Seb and his girlfriend Nina Lucas brutally attacked for being goths in May 2021.

Corey was eventually imprisoned after confessing to the crime, having been caught trying to flee the country.

He was warned he faced life in prison – but just three years later, Corey’s specter would be felt in a dramatic storyline for Seb’s mum Abi.

A source said: “Seb’s murder was one of the most horrific stories of recent years.

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“Seb and Nina were attacked by a group of things for the way they dressed. But Corey was the ringleader.

“He targeted Nina for dressing like a goth. The fact that it’s back and that they’re re-examining hate crimes shows how important a story it was.”

However, actor Maximus went on to study at RADA and so will not be seen on the pavement again.

Corrie bosses worked closely with Sophie’s mother Sylvia, who set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation following her daughter’s brutal murder, to ensure they got the story right.

Sylvia died in April 2022.

The news of Corey’s return comes after it was revealed that the soap’s sickest villain, Nathan Curtis, is also returning.

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The sinister character groomed Bethany Platt. And this week, Bethany will see Nathan back in Weatherfield after he was secretly released from prison.

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She will come to suspect him of being involved in the disappearance of Lauren Bolton, knowing that he tried to sell her abroad for sex.

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