ITV has announced a new explosive thriller, Trigger Point, from the producers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard.
Set in contemporary London, the six-part series portrays the death-defying and life-saving work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad, also known as “Expo”.
A summer terrorist campaign wreaks havoc on the capital, and it’s up to Expo to defuse a series of improvised explosive devices.
Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) plays the experienced but reckless operative Lana Washington. As Lana begins to suspect her unit is the bomber’s true target, she sets out on a desperate search for proof and the bomber’s identity.
McClure said: “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.”
Trigger Point is writer Daniel Brierley’s debut television drama commission, having been mentored by Jed Mercurio, creator of Line of Duty and Bodyguard.
Mercurio’s HTM Television will be producing the series as part of their growing portfolio of some of the country’s most watched crime dramas.
Trigger Point will begin filming in London later this year.