Sky One has ordered a second season of Bulletproof, following a record first run.
Starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters as cop-buddy duo Bishop and Pike, the series’ combination of edge-of-your-seat pursuits and brotherly banter was enough to draw audiences to the six-part thriller. Blasting onto screens in May, the first episode had a cumulative average audience of 1.59 million viewers, making it the biggest Sky One audience of the year.
Noel Clarke says: “This is a culturally significant and ground-breaking show in many ways, and we appreciate the record views and support along the way. We made this show for people we feel are underrepresented so they could be entertained, which they were, and they came out in droves to watch. Thank you to all who tuned in and see you for series two.”
Ashley Walters adds: “The audience response to the show has been overwhelming. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the Bulletproof team on series two – we’ve got some exciting storylines lined up. The action and drama is about to step up to the next level!”
Produced by Vertigo Films, the blockbuster drama was written and created by Clarke, Walters and Nick Love (The Football Factory). It follows recent successful Sky original productions such as Save Me, Britannia, Tin Star and Riviera, as Sky places a focus on creating high quality British drama.
Anne Mensah, Head of Drama at Sky, comments: “The combination of heart-pumping car chases and emotionally charged storylines made Bulletproof’s first series a must-watch for our viewers. We’re excited to be working with Noel and Ashley to bring back Britain’s new favourite cop-buddy duo for even more action, laughs and thrills next series.”
Executive Producer Allan Niblo, Vertigo Films, adds: “With Bulletproof we wanted to give British cop drama a twist, bringing a combination of blockbuster action and warmth and humour to screens. We’re so pleased with the response, and can’t wait to work with Sky to bring back Pike and Bishop for another series.”
All six episodes of the first series of Bulletproof are available to watch on Sky On Demand and NOW TV.