Trigger Point returning to ITV for a second series

The news was confirmed after the series one finale aired on ITV.


ITV's high octane thriller came to a dramatic end on Sunday night and was shortly followed by the news that Vicky McClure will be returning as bomb disposal operative ‘Expo’, Lana Washington in a second six-part series.


The series which focuses on the Expo officers who risk their lives daily on ‘the long walk’ towards danger, was written by screenwriting newcomer Daniel Brierley and produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television.


To date, nearly 11 million viewers have watched the first episode and the series is currently averaging 9.24 million viewers for episodes 1-4 as the audience enjoy the series on ITV, ITV Hub and BritBox.


Speaking about the news that Trigger Point is to return, ITV's Head of Drama Polly Hill 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."


Executive Producer Jed Mercurio said "Everyone at HTM Television is thrilled by the success of Trigger Point. Thanks to all our brilliant cast and crew and especially to the viewers who watched in such large numbers."


"We've received unswerving support from ITV throughout the production and we are delighted to have been commissioned for a second series."


To which writer 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!"


Trigger Point will return on ITV