Peacock's 'Trigger Point' Trailer Comes In Blazing

Trigger Point Season 01 Vicky McClure as Lana

Peacock initially debuted in 2020, boasting a slate of British imported originals, including the David Schwimmer-starring Intelligence and the bold thriller The Capture, playing up its Downton Abbey connections. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, its bench wasn't very deep, and even though The Capture Season 2 was already greenlit, there wasn't much else to be found. Even Downton Abbey wound up coming back to PBS Passport and Netflix besides. But two years later, Peacock is moving towards re-righting the ship, including its latest series, Trigger Point, which is arriving next month.

Trigger Point is one of several British acquisitions heading to Peacock in the next few months. The streaming service has the new Downton Abbey movie, A New Era arriving at the end of June, and the cyber-thriller The Undeclared War coming in August. Peacock also picked up the new Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack) series Vigil, co-starring Rose Leslie (The Time Traveler's Wife) and Shaun Evans (Endeavour). But Trigger Point may be the breakthrough title Peacock needed. Heralding from Line Of Duty's Jed Mercutio, whose Bodyguard was a surprise hit for Netflix, the series stars Vicky McClure as a bomb disposal operative.

McClure is best known as part of Line of Duty's ensemble. here she gets her crack at the lead role as Lana Washington. She's an ex-military bomb disposal operative who brings her Afghan War training to London's Expos, the top bomb disposal squad of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit. Her co-star Adrian Lester (Life) plays her partner in bomb disarmament. The series follows the same formula as Line of Duty, Bodyguard, The Capture, and Vigil, in that it is a "case of the season" story, which runs six one-hour episodes in this instance. Check out the trailer:

Here's the series' official synopsis:

Set in the high-pressured world of bomb disposal, Trigger Point stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester as frontline officers who must risk their lives during a terrorist campaign in the heart of London. When a terrorist campaign threatens the capital over one summer, the Expos are at the forefront of urgent efforts to find out who is behind the bombings before fatalities escalate. Under extreme pressure and searching for answers, Lana becomes suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly targeting her unit – but how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity?

McClure and Lester are joined by a cast of faces familiar to most anglophiles, including Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones), Warren Brown (Luther), Kerry Godliman (Whitstable Pearl), and Cal MacAninch (The Essex Serpent). The series was created and written by Daniel Brierley (Checkpoint), with Mercutio producing alongside Jimmy Mulville (Bloodlands), Mark Redhead (Bodies), Jessica Sharkey (Derry Girls), and Julia Stannard (War and Peace). The six episodes were directed by Gilles Bannier (Marcella) and Jennie Darnell (Death in Paradise).

Trigger Point arrives with all episodes on Friday, July 8, 2022, on Peacock.


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