Vicky McClure, Adrian Lester in new UK thriller.

Counter terrorism policing drama will be produced by Line of Duty's Jed Mercurio.

UK stars Adrian Lester and Vicky McClure have been cast in a new thriller, Trigger Point, produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television for ITV.

The series, written by newcomer Daniel Brierley, turns the spotlight on counter terrorism policing and the extraordinary work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad.

Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) plays frontline officer Lana Washington, who is an experienced bomb disposal operative, known as an ‘Expo’ and Adrian Lester (Life, Trauma) 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…..

Further 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.

Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard, Line of Duty, Bloodlands) said, “I’m absolutely thrilled Adrian Lester has joined the cast of Trigger Point. Adrian is one of the finest actors working in British television today and will make a formidable combination with Vicky McClure.”

An Australian broadcaster is yet to be announced.

5 Responses

  1. Brilliant cast! Hope Foxtel shows it.
    Loved Line of Duty, and just finished watching Life literally 30 minutes ago!
    Been a fan of Adrian Lester since Hustle!!!!

    1. Hear hear on all comments… I’m late to the ‘Hustle’ party and working my way through the seasons now (just finished season 5). It’s such a fun series to breeze through and Lester is one of the main reasons for that. Did it ever air on Australian tv?

  2. It’s good to see Jed helping to develop these type of British procedural shows and promote a few newcomer writers of this espionage genre at the same time.

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