The question is, however, will Trigger Point return for a second series?
Immediately after the series one finale - which was, of course, full of twists and turns and explosions - ITV confirmed that there will be a second series of Trigger Point.
How many episodes are there in series 1?
Trigger Point is a six-episode series.
When is the series 1 finale going to air?
The first series finale is set to air on Sunday 27 February 2022.
Will there be a series 2?
To tie-in with the series’ launch, NationalWorld spoke to writer Daniel Brierley about his work on Trigger Point – in the full interview, Brierley explained what it was like to work with Jed Mercurio, why Vicky McClure was the only person he ever wanted to cast as Lana Washington, and how his comedy background influenced his approach to writing a thriller.
He also spoke a little bit about his upcoming projects, and revealed that he would potentially write a second series of Trigger Point. It’s not the only series he’s working on at the moment, however, as he explained…
What’s next for you? Is there anything you can tell us about any other projects you’re working on?
I can’t go into too much detail, but there’s a book adaptation that I’m working on, as well as another couple of original ideas. And perhaps potentially a future edition of Trigger Point! But we’ll see how people feel about this series.
It seems reasonably likely that ITV would be interested in a second series of Trigger Point – the channel revealed recently that Trigger Point was their highest-rated new drama of the past year, with nearly 10 million viewers tuning in for the first episode.
NationalWorld’s review of Trigger Point drew comparisons between the ITV series and Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty, as many others have as well, and suggested that “it’s not quite the BBC Two show Line of Duty began as, nor the BBC One show it became, but instead something between the two, with clear potential to develop its own distinct identity if it continues for as long as Line of Duty did.”
ITV announced a second series of Trigger Point in the immediate aftermath of the first series finale. Polly Hill, ITV’s Head of Drama, said “I am so delighted to see Trigger Point return. Vicky is stunning as Lana and it’s brilliantly produced by Jed and HTM, but I also want to congratulate Daniel for his scripts. To have held the audience in a state of tension for 6 hours so brilliantly, you can’t believe it’s his first show. I can’t wait to see where series two takes Lana and her team.”
Daniel Brierley added “I’m honoured and excited to be given the chance to continue Lana’s story. I feel there’s many more twists and turns in her future. It’s been thrilling to see how the public have responded to our show and I can’t wait to see what they will make of the next instalment!”
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