The high-octane thriller focuses on a bomb disposal team, with Line of Duty's Vicky and Hustle actor Adrian playing experienced bomb disposal operatives known as 'Expos'.
Adrian stars as Joel Nutkins, who is working alongside Vicky's Lana Washington as part of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad. Both are ex-military and extremely close, having served together in Afghanistan.
ITV's synopsis adds: "The series turns the spotlight on counter terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad. When a terrorist campaign threatens the capital over the summer, the Expos are at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate….."
Earlier this month, Vicky McClure posted a picture of the show's script on Instagram, announcing how pleased she was to be "back in business" with Mercurio.`
So if you were a fan of Vicky McClure's portrayal of DI Kate Fleming in Line Of Duty, and your heart was in your mouth during the opening bomb disposal scene of Bodyguard, Trigger Point is perfect for you.
Trigger Point: What's it about?
"Set in contemporary London, Trigger Point, is a high-octane six-part thriller series focusing on the Bomb Disposal Squad. Known as “Expo”, officers risk their lives daily on ‘the long walk’ towards danger. Death is always just a heartbeat away," ITV said.
Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, I Am Nicola) will play front line officer Lana Washington, who is an experienced bomb disposal operative. Reckless and out of control, Lana is ex-military and pushed to breaking point dealing with a series of improvised explosive devices which threaten the capital during a terrorist summer campaign.
Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana can’t help but become suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit. It’s a terrifying thought, but against all odds how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity?
Vicky said of the role: “So grateful to be working with Jed again. I’m really looking forward to creating a strong, bright and troubled character in Lana Washington. Daniel Brierley has produced a brilliant and nail-biting script. I can’t wait to get started later this year.”
Adrian commented: "I’m really looking forward to partnering with Vicky on this great new series. Jed Mercurio’s material is always great. This series is ambitious and challenging which is why it’s exciting to be a part of the team."
ITV Head of Drama, Polly Hill, added: “Trigger Point has you on the edge of your seat from the start. It's a brilliant script by Daniel and I can't believe this is his first commission. I'm delighted to be working with Jed who knows better than anyone how to bring these thrillers to screen and Vicky is the perfect Lana. It's a fabulous team and an exciting show for ITV.”
Jed Mercurio will executive produce the series through his company HTM Television. He said of the series: "Everyone at HTM Television is honoured Vicky McClure will star in Trigger Point, Daniel Brierley's breathless thriller that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. We're immensely grateful to Polly Hill and ITV for giving this opportunity to a brand-new writer."
Trigger Point is screenwriter Daniel Brierley’s debut television drama commission. Jed Mercurio has chosen to mentor Daniel and Trigger Point is a direct result of a ScreenSkills scheme to develop new writing talent.
Daniel said: “I'm thrilled to be working with Jed, HTM and ITV to bring Trigger Point to the screen. I couldn't ask for a better Lana than Vicky and it's an honour to be given the chance to tell the exciting and unknown story of the brave EXPO officers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.”
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Trigger Point: The Cast
Line of Duty's Vicky McClure and Undercover's Adrian Lester play experienced bomb disposal operatives Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins respectively.
Other cast confirmed include Mark Stanley (Honour) as DI Thom Youngblood, Warren Brown (Luther) as Karl Maguire, Kerry Godliman (After Life) as Sonya Reeves, Cal MacAninch (Des) as Lee Robins SCO19, Manjinder Virk (Midsomer Murders) as Samira Desai SO15 and Ralph Ineson (The Capture) as Commander Bregman.
Trigger Point: When's it on TV?
Trigger Point will begin filming in London later this year. Watch this space for an air date as well as more casting news.
Trigger Point will air on ITV.
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