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'Trigger Point' — cast, release date, plot and our guide to the new thriller

Trigger Point's 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 on ITV that’s transporting Line of Duty’s star officer Vicky McClure to a very different police unit. 

Produced by 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 (writer-creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty), you know it’s going to be good, and Trigger Point sounds like it's going to keep us on the edge of our seats!

Here’s everything we know about Trigger Point so far! 

Trigger Point release date 

We still don't know when Trigger Point will be released just yet, as the official release date has not been confirmed.

However, we do know that filming has just wrapped on the new drama, so we're a little closer to seeing it on our screens! 

Vicky McClure shared the news herself on Twitter this morning. She posted a black and white selfie and a short summary of her time on the show where she praised the efforts of the whole cast and crew. You can read the whole message below:

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How many episodes of Trigger Point will there be? 

Trigger Point’s first season will be six episodes long. 

Trigger Point cast 

ITV released a set of images Trigger Point back in June, giving us our first look at our two stars 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) will play Joel Nutkins, one of her fellow officers. They’re both ex-military and have a close relationship after serving in Afghanistan together.

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…

Daniel Brierley said: “I’m beyond thrilled - and honoured - 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? 

We still don't have a trailer for Vicky McClure's newest show, but with filming wrapped on Trigger Point, maybe we'll see one soon! Keep checking back as we'll update this guide as soon as one is released.