Emmerdale is set to welcome two new residents, as Kevin Mathurin and Emile John have joined the cast as Charles and his son Ethan.
The pair will move to the village in the coming months as Charles begins work as a vicar at the local church, and will quickly become a hit with the locals as he offers support to struggling Harriet Finch.
But it’s not long before the father-son duo find themselves on the wrong side of the Dingles, after Ethan is accused of a crime he did not commit.
New faces: Emmerdale is set to welcome two new residents, as Kevin Mathurin (left) and Emile John have joined the cast as Charles and his son Ethan
While Charles settles into life as a vicar, his intelligent son Ethan has worked hard to carve himself out a career as a lawyer.
The pair are a close-knit family and when Charles learns his son has been wrongfully accused of a crime, he faces the wrath of the Dingles by fighting for justice.
Charles will be played by Kevin Mathurin, who has starred in The One and Only Ivan and Rillington Place, while newcomer Emile John will take on the role of Ethan.
Kind: Charles moves to the village as a new vicar, and becomes an instant hit with the locals while being a great support to Harriet Finch
On the casting, producer Sophie Roper said: ‘We’re delighted to be welcoming Kevin and Emile to the show and this dynamic new father and son duo, are set to send shockwaves through the village as they find themselves embroiled in the heart of a thought-provoking story with one of our most loved families.
‘With two actors of such great calibre, they’re certainly set to make their mark on the Dales.’
Actor Kevin added: ‘I am over the moon to be joining the cast of Emmerdale. The show has always been a family favourite and my mum is a huge fan.
‘The cast and crew have all been so welcoming and I am really looking forward to Charles’ storylines in the Village.’
Emile also said: ‘Being given the opportunity to play Ethan is an absolute dream come true.
‘I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in articulating his struggle with truth and authenticity and I can only hope that the audience fully engage with him in the same way I have.’
Charles and Ethan’s arrival in the village will air this winter.
Emmerdale airs Monday to Friday at 7pm and Thursday at 8pm on ITV.
Determined: His son Ethan has carved himself out a successful career as a lawyer, but finds himself on the wrong side of the Dingles when he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit