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Trigger Point — US release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything we know

Trigger Point stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester
Trigger Point stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester (Image credit: Matt Frost / ITV)

Trigger Point is a high-octane thriller that transports Line of Duty star officer Vicky McClure to a very different police unit. 

Produced by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio's HTM Television, Trigger Point turns the camera on the dangerous world of counter-terror operations and police bomb disposal in London.

When a series is backed by executive producer Jed Mercurio, you know it’s going to be good. Trigger Point is now heading to the US on Peacock after already being shown in the UK...

Trigger Point release date 

Trigger Point is released in the US on Peacock on July 8.

The series has already aired in the UK, but is still available to watch on the ITV Hub.

How many episodes of Trigger Point are there?

Trigger Point’s first season will be six episodes long. Trigger Point season 2 is also on the way.

Trigger Point cast 

Here's a look at the cast in action...

Trigger Point star Vicky McClure

Vicky McClure as officer Lana Washington. (Image credit: ITV)

Vicky McClure plays front-line officer Lana Washington. Lana is an "Expo", an experienced bomb disposal operative with the London Metropolitan Bomb Disposal Squad. Adrian Lester (The Rook, Life) plays Joel Nutkins, one of her fellow officers. They’re both ex-military and have a close relationship after serving in Afghanistan together.

Before the show aired, Adrian Lester said: “I'm really looking forward to partnering with Vicky on this great new series.

"Jed Mercurio’s material is always great. This series is ambitious and challenging, which is why it’s exciting to be a part of the team.”

Trigger Point star Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester as Joel Nutkins. (Image credit: ITV)

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, Majinder Virk (Midsomer Murders) as Samira Desai SO15 and Ralph Ineson (The Capture) as Commander Bregman.

What's the plot?

Written by newcomer Daniel Brierley, Trigger Point turns the focus onto the dangerous lives that counter-terror and Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal officers lead. They risk their lives on a daily basis, with death only a heartbeat away.

When a terrorist campaign threatens London over the summer, the “expos” are at the forefront of the urgent response to a number of bombings. They enter into a race against time to find out who’s behind the attacks before the number of fatalities rises…

Talking before the series aired, Daniel Brierley said: “I’m beyond thrilled — and honored — to have Adrian Lester joining the cast of Trigger Point

"Adrian’s one of Britain’s finest actors and I can’t wait to see him alongside another national treasure in Vicky!

"It’s a great pairing and I know they’ll be fantastic in their roles."

Is there a trailer for Trigger Point? 

Yep, Peacock has released this exciting trailer...

Martin Shore
Martin Shore

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.