“It was a bit of a leap of faith, but my first question was, ‘Do I get to work with Zoe Henry and the old team?’, and she said, ‘Yes’, so I just said ‘Count me in’.”
When asked what people could expect from his character, Wrather remained guarded but teased: “Everyone should be a little worried, everyone should be watching their backs. I’m not saying he’s on a rampage, but he has something to prove”.
He said there was “a logic” to Pierce’s actions even if it was “skewed”.
Pierce’s main objective is to rescue Rhona from Graham who was “clearly violent and dangerous”.
The star added Pierce saw himself as “rehabilitated” and felt he could “repent and make amends” by saving Rhona.
He added: “In many ways he feels like a victim of circumstance, and this catalogue of events happens and it turns into a maelstrom of twists and turns.”
Emmerdale airs on ITV tonight at 7pm