ITV has announced its hit thriller Trigger Point will return for a second series in 2023.

Bafta-nominated Line of Duty star Vicky McClure will reprise her lead role as Lana Washington, a bomb disposal operative working for the Metropolitan Police, in the new six-part series.

The first series of the ITV drama was produced by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio and recently debuted to rave reviews.

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."

Vicky McClure as Lana Washington in Trigger Point

Mercurio's latest drama series was written by screenwriting newcomer Daniel Brierley, who said he was "honoured and excited" to be given the chance to continue the storyline of Lana Washington.

He added: "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!"

Polly Hill, Head of Drama for ITV, 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.

Vicky McClure as Lana Washington and Adrian Lester as Joel Nutkins

"To have held the audience in a state of tension for six 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."

Source: Press Association

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