‘Trigger Point’: ITV Sets January Premiere For Police Drama Starring Vicky McClure & Adrian Lester

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12 Jan 22

‘Trigger Point’: ITV Sets January Premiere For Police Drama Starring Vicky McClure & Adrian Lester

For those of you missing ‘Line Of Duty’ this year, ITV may have something to help fill the gap, as they announce a January premiere date for Trigger Point, starring Vicky McClure & Adrian Lester, written by screenwriting newcomer, Daniel Brierley, and produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television.

The high-octane six-part thriller series focuses on the officers who risk their lives daily on ‘the long walk’ towards danger. For them, death is always just a heartbeat away.

Vicky McClure (‘Line of Duty’, ‘Vigil’) plays front line officer Lana Washington, who is an experienced bomb disposal operative, known as an ‘Expo’ and Adrian Lester (‘Life’, ‘Riviera’) plays Joel Nutkins, who works alongside her. Both ex-military, the pair are close, having served together in Afghanistan. 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…

Additional cast includes 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.

Newcomer Daniel Brierley writes the drama, whilst Jed Mercurio executive produces alongside Jimmy Mulville, Mark Redhead, and Jessica Sharkey for HTM Television, with Julia Stannard producing. It is directed by Gilles Bannier (‘Marcella’, ‘Tin Star’, ‘Spiral’) and Jennie Darnell (Line of Duty’, ‘Holby City’, ‘Death in Paradise’).

Daniel began working with HTM Television following his involvement with a TV bursary scheme, funded by the industry body, ScreenSkills, which aimed to encourage top screenwriters to mentor and develop new writers of their choice. Jed Mercurio mentored Daniel Brierley and Trigger Point is a direct result of the scheme.

Trigger Point‘ premieres Sunday, 23rd January 2022 at 9pm on ITV.