We’re starting to feel like maybe everything Vicky McClure touches turns to gold. She was, of course, a key part of the squad in blockbuster TV series Line of Duty, and now it seems her latest series, Trigger Point, has also become a major success.
The show follows Vicky’s character, Lana Washington, and her work as a bomb disposal operative for the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squard. ITV has confirmed that over 11 million people have watched the first episode (if you haven’t seen any of the series you can catch up on it at the ITV Hub here).
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Now, it’s been confirmed that Trigger Point will return for a second series, due to be aired in 2023. So what can we expect from Trigger Point season two? Well, writer Daniel Brierley said he was ‘excited to be given the change to continue Lana’s story’ and that we can expect plenty ‘more twists and turns’ in her future. Sounds great!
Polly Hill, Head of Drama at ITV said: ‘I am so delighted to see Trigger Point return. Vicky is stunning as Lana and it’s brilliantly produced by Jed [Mercurio] and HTM, but I also want to congratulate Daniel [Brierley] for his scripts.
‘To have held the audience in a state of tension for six hours so brilliantly, you can’t believe it’s his first show. I can’t wait to see where series two takes Lana and her team.’
Producer Jed Mercurio said: ‘Everyone at HTM Television is thrilled by the success of Trigger Point. Thanks to all our brilliant cast and crew and especially to the viewers who watched in such large numbers. We’ve received unswerving support from ITV throughout the production and we are delighted to have been commissioned for a second series.’
What this means for McClure and Mercurio’s other series, Line of Duty, and the chance of its return we’re not sure. The actress previously said she was ‘game’ for another series – but in the meantime we’ll be very happy with some more Trigger Point on TV!