ITV renews Trigger Point for Season 2
James R | On 06, Mar 2022
ITV has renewed Trigger Point for a second season.
Written by screenwriting newcomer Daniel Brierley, the series puts the spotlight on counter terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad. The series follows the officers who risk their lives daily on “the long walk” towards danger. For them, death is always a heartbeat away.
Season 1 stats Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, I Am Nicola) as front line officer Lana Washington, who is an experienced bomb disposal operative, known as an Expo, with Adrian Lester (Life, Trauma) co-starring Joel Nutkins, who works alongside her. Both ex-military, the pair are close, having served together in Afghanistan together. 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. The pair are joined by 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.
To date, nearly 11 million viewers have watched the first episode and the series is currently averaging 9.24 million viewers for episodes 1-4 across ITV, ITV Hub and BritBox.
Now, hot on the heels of the explosive finale, ITV has confirmed that Vicky McClure will reprise her role as Lana for Season 2, which will again comprise six episodes. Trigger Point is commissioned for ITV by Polly Hill, Head of Drama.
Polly Hill commented: “I am so delighted to see Trigger Point return. Vicky is stunning as Lana and it’s brilliantly produced by Jed and HTM, but I also want to congratulate Daniel for his scripts. To have held the audience in a state of tension for 6 hours so brilliantly, you can’t believe it’s his first show. I can’t wait to see where series two takes Lana and her team.”
Jed Mercurio added: “Everyone at HTM Television is thrilled by the success of Trigger Point. Thanks to all our brilliant cast and crew and especially to the viewers who watched in such large numbers. We’ve received unswerving support from ITV throughout the production and we are delighted to have been commissioned for a second series.”