ITV’s new Jed Mercurio-produced thriller Trigger Point has already slapped viewers with a major plot twist in the first hour. Police officers sent in to deal with bomb threats are the focus of the ITV drama, which follows a close-knit team of expos led by Lana Washington and Joel Nutkins.
With nerve-wracking moments with the crew disarming various bomb threats, the first episode had us gripped.
According to McClure, the filming process taught her to remove her helmet before approaching the bomb “because it may hamper your vision or knock the device if it slipped, all of these logical things, so you need to take off to actually operate correctly around the device.”
McClure and Mercurio may be tied to the drama, but Kate Fleming has been eager to stress that Trigger Point and Line of Duty are very different.
When Will Trigger Point Be Released on Apple TV?
Stateside Trigger Point, a thriller created by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television for ITV, is set to premiere on ITV in the fall. The complete six-episode season will air exclusively on Peacock on Friday, July 8 in the United States.
Meet Lana Washington & Joel Nutkins!
We’re off to an explosive start!!
Can’t wait to reveal more as we go along…we’ve got an incredible cast!! And the crew are creating absolute gold!
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— Vicky McClure (@Vicky_McClure) June 17, 2021
Who Will Be the Cast in Trigger Point?
Vicky McClure will play Lana Washington, according to reports. That’s not surprising, given her prior statements about the concert serving as a professional high point.
“It was an incredible job and I’m really proud of it. It was a brilliant cast of people and the crew really did look after each other. It was a tough shoot and there were a lot of elements to get right, building a whole new world. I have never been on a job quite that big, which I suppose would shock people because you think Line of Duty is the same.
“But I can lean on Martin and Adrian a little bit on that series, where they’ll have an interview scene without me and that means I’ve got four days off. Trigger Point was the first time I’ve felt like a crew member when I’m there every day all day. I was massively invested in the show and I gave it my everything.”
Among the other actors are Mark Stanley as DI Thom Youngblood, Warren Brown as Karl Maguire, Kerry Godliman as Sonya Reeves, Cal MacAninch as Lee Robins SCO19, Majinder Virk as Samira Desai SO15, and Ralph Ineson as Commander Bregman.
What Is The Plot of Trigger Point?
Actor in the lead When Joel Nutkins and Lana Washington served together in Afghanistan, they formed a close friendship, and today they work together as ‘Expos’, a type of bomb disposal operative.
This summer’s terrorist campaign in London reminded Expo cops that “death is always just one heartbeat away,” and they were forced to confront this stark truth once again.
According to creator Brierley, “I came across a 1970s BBC documentary called The Long Walkabout bomb disposal operatives in Northern Ireland, and it was incredible. I’ve always been fascinated by the mindset of people approaching danger, the people who run towards the problem rather than run away from it because that’s counter to all our human instincts.
“If I saw something dangerous in the street, I would turn and walk in the other direction, so these operatives were training themselves to suppress something really natural. I thought that was a really fascinating jumping-off point for a drama and I wanted to get inside their mindset,” he continued.
Trigger Point: Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to Watch the Trigger Point?
The trigger point will be available to watch on Apple TV from 8 July.
Is Trigger Point Based on a Real-life Incident?
Although the story is made up, terrorist attacks in the nation’s capital are all too often, and Trigger Point is largely based on some of those that occurred.
In Trigger Point, What Does the Year 1912 Mean?
When Adrian Lester, star of Trigger Point, said in a recent interview with GQ that the year 1912 may imply “nothing at all,” it was intriguing to see how Desai’s admission echoed that sentiment.