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Viewers are absolutely hooked on ITV's new crime drama Trigger Point.
The show, which kicked off tonight, stars Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure as Lana ‘Wash’ Washington, Adrian Lester as Joel ‘Nut’ Nutkins and Mark Stanley as DI Thom Youngblood.
Trigger Point centres on the work of counter terrorism police and the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad and is written by Daniel Brierley - it’s links to Line of Duty don’t stop with McClure, either, as Jed Mercurio is executive producer.
With the first action-packed episode airing tonight, it’s fair to say fans are pretty impressed with what they've seen so far.
Taking to Twitter, one person said: “Just watched the first episode of Trigger Point... absolutely brilliant a compelling watch.”
Another wrote: “ITV You have me hooked! #TriggerPoint.”
Someone else said: “Omg! Trigger Point! That episode had me on edge!”
A fourth person wrote: "This programme before bed probably isn’t the smartest move. I jumped a mile on that last explosion."
Despite the fact that viewers will also most certainly make comparisons between Trigger Point and Line of Duty, Mercurio has stressed that it’s a very different show.
He told the Huffington Post: “We went into the series with our eyes open, because both me and Vicky are involved and we take that on board. It’s obviously clear that I haven’t written it, and Vicky is playing Lana Washington, an explosives officer, not DI Kate Fleming.
“It’s much more of an explosives drama than a police series, so I think there are plenty of distinctions. I just hope that fans of Line Of Duty give Trigger Point the opportunity to see if it’s their kind of thing.”
While McClure added: “It’s a very different show… it’s incomparable. There’s a lot more action in Trigger Point, it’s an explosive show. And I don’t really feel anything like Kate when I’m in Trigger Point, we certainly don’t look the same.”
And those of you who loved it might be pleased to know that Mercurio also reckons the Trigger Point team would be more than happy to do another season if this one goes down well.
He said: “We just feel it’s one of those areas that hasn’t really been explored, particularly in terms of the world we live in now, it feels topical.
“If we’re fortunate enough to be successful, and the audience likes it in sufficient numbers, then we’d relish the opportunity for another series.”
Trigger Point continues next Sunday at 9pm on ITV - you can catch up with tonight’s episode on ITV Hub.
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