Line of Duty's Vicky McClure is set to star in the 'high octane thriller' Trigger Point
It's produced by the creator of Line of Duty too.
Despite the fact that Line of Duty Season 6 is currently filming, Vicky McClure is already planning ahead and for her next project, she'll be working with a few familiar faces.
Set in contemporary London, Trigger Point, is described as "a high-octane six-part thriller series focusing on the Bomb Disposal Squad. Known as “Expo”, officers risk their lives daily on ‘the long walk’ towards danger. Death is always just a heartbeat away."
McClure (Line of Duty, I Am Nicola) will play front line officer Lana Washington, 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 terrorist summer campaign.
Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana can’t help but become suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit. It’s a terrifying thought, but against all odds how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity?
"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," said McClure.
Jed Mercurio (creator of Line of Duty and bodyguard) will executive produce the drama alongside Jimmy Mulville, Mark Redhead and Jessica Sharkey for HTM Television, with Julia Stannard serving as producer.
"Everyone at HTM Television is honoured Vicky McClure will star in Trigger Point, Daniel Brierley's breathless thriller that will have viewers on the edge of their seats. We're immensely grateful to Polly Hill and ITV for giving this opportunity to a brand-new writer," Jed Mercurio said in a statement.
Trigger Point is Daniel Brierley’s debut television drama commission. He is a screenwriter with several short films to his credit including My Face Is In Space, Checkpoint and Graceland.
Trigger Point will begin filming in London later this year, with further casting and key production personnel advised at a later date.
Bring it on!