Trigger Point: Vicky McClure reunited with Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio for new ITV bomb thriller

Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester are cast as bomb disposal operatives in tense ITV thriller Trigger Point, produced by Jed Mercurio's HTM Television.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 21 June 2021 - 2.57pm
ITV Vicky McClure looking underneath a car for a bomb in Trigger Point

Throw together Jed ‘Line of Duty’ Mercurio, Vicky McClure and a drama about the terrifying work of police bomb disposal squads and you must have TV gold on your hands.

Trigger Point, coming to ITV later in 2021, is a six-part thriller about the work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad during a summer bombing campaign.

Here is everything you need to know about Trigger Point.

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What is Trigger Point?

With the backdrop of counter-terrorism policing and the work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad in contemporary London, the series follows the ‘Expo’ officers who risk their lives by walking towards danger.

Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester filming ITV drama Trigger Point ITV

Lana Washington (Vicky McClure) 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 summer terrorist campaign.  

Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana can’t help but become suspicious that the bomber is deliberately targeting her unit.  It’s a terrifying thought, but against all odds how can she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity? 

Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester) works alongside her and is also ex-military. The pair are close, having served together in Afghanistan.

First look at Adrian Lester in ITV thriller Trigger Point ITV

When is Trigger Point airing on ITV?

The series is expected to air on ITV later in 2021.

It is written by Daniel Brierley and produced by Jed Mercurio’s company, HTM Television.  

Who are the Trigger Point cast?

Vicky McClure leads the cast as Lana Washington.

Vicky McClure as Lana Washington in Trigger Point ITV

McClure is best known for playing Kate Fleming in Line of Duty. She’s also starred in Broadchurch, This Is England, The Replacement, Amazon Prime Video thriller Alex Rider and Channel 4’s I Am Nicola.

She also presented the BBC documentary Our Dementia Choir in 2018.

“So grateful to be working with Jed again,” said McClure. “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 Lester stars opposite McClure as Joel Nutkins.

Adrian Lester as Joel Nutkins in Trigger Point ITV

Lester is best known for playing Mickey Stone in Hustle and has also starred in Bonekickers, London Spy, Undercover, Riviera and Life.

“I’m really looking forward to partnering with Vicky on this great new series,” said Lester.

“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.”

The cast also 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

Ralph Ineson (The Capture) as Commander Bregman.

Watch Trigger Point on ITV in 2021.

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