Line of Duty star Vicky McClure takes center stage as a former military bomb disposal operative (otherwise known as “Expo”) in ITV’s upcoming drama Trigger Point.
The six-part series will follow demining officer named Lana Washington as she struggles on the brink of crisis after years on the front lines.
The drama is produced by Line of Duty mastermind Jed Mercurio, HTM Television and promises to give viewers a glimpse into the counterterrorism police and “officers who risk their lives daily on the ‘long march’ to danger,” according to the synopsis.
But McClure recently revealed that her character in the upcoming thriller is actually a world away from her role as Kate Fleming in Line of Duty.
“I can’t worry about taking on roles that might seem in a similar world or in a similar vein [to Line of Duty],” she said HELLO!. “I look at Lana and Kate and I don’t see them together as the same people at all. They are both very strong women. Very courageous and committed. But that’s the kind of role I like to play.
She added that while she “might not be playing a cop… people love Line of Duty, so if there are any comparisons it might not be a bad thing!”
Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference attended by RadioTimes.com, Mercurio also highlighted the differences of the new drama: “We are very proud of our collaboration on Course of action, and obviously delighted with how this series has connected with such a large audience. But I think the public will realize that this is a very different job.
He continued, “You know, it’s good if people come [Trigger Point] because they love Line of Duty’s Vicky, and they want to see her in that particular role. So it would be nice if it paid more attention to the series.
Read on for everything you need to know about Trigger Point.
Trigger Point release date
While an exact release date has yet to be confirmed, it is known that Trigger Point will premiere on ITV in 2022.
As the summer of 2021 saw the start of filming for the series, Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure took to Twitter to announce the “explosive start” and post first-look footage.
“I can’t wait to reveal more as I go… we have an incredible cast !! And the team are making absolute gold,” McClure captioned the pictures.
Meet Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins!
Let’s go for an explosive start !!
I can’t wait to reveal more as we go… we have an incredible cast !! And the crew creates absolute gold!
Trigger point !! @ITV @HTMTevision @AdrianLester #trigger point pic.twitter.com/LsjI3JxnR7
– Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) June 17, 2021
Jed Mercurio also shared a take a look behind the scenes on the upcoming drama, adding that he was “excited” to reunite with “national treasure” and Line of Duty star McClure.
Throwing trigger points
Vicky mcclure (Line of Duty) stars as Bomb Disposal Officer Lana Washington, while Adrien Lester (Life) will play his colleague Joel Nutkins.
Other key cast members will include Mark Stanley (who plays Henry VIII in Anne Boleyn) as DI Thom Youngblood, Warren brown (Luther) as Karl Maguire, and Kerry Godliman (After Life) as Sonya Reeves.
To complete the cast are Cal MacAninch (Des) as Lee Robins SCO19, Manjinder Virk (Midsomer Murders) as Samira Desai SO15, and Ralph ineson (The Capture) as Commander Bregman.
Trigger Point Trailer
ITV premiered the series’ first trailer on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
– Jed Mercurio (@jed_mercurio) November 21, 2021
The explosive streak reveal came after the airing of An Audience with Adele and the premiere of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2021.
Vicky McClure could be seen covered in soot following an explosion in the tense scenes.
What is the plot of Trigger Point?
The main character Lana Washington is a former Bomb Disposal Officer, known as “Expo,” who does her dangerous job alongside her colleague Joel Nutkins, who bonded with Lana when they both got together. served together in Afghanistan.
However, “death is still only a heartbeat away” for Expo officers, a reality hammered home when a terrorist campaign threatens the safety of Londoners in a fateful summer.
Creator Daniel Brierley said: “I couldn’t ask for a better Lana than Vicky [McClure] and it is an honor to have the chance to tell the exciting and unknown story of the brave Expo operatives who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.
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