'Trigger Point' confirmed for a second series with Vicky McClure

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Pictured;VICKY MCCLURE as Lana Washington and ERIC SHANGO as Danny.


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'Trigger Point' will return with Vicky McClure. (ITV)

Trigger Point has been confirmed for a second series next year, seeing Vicky McClure return to her starring role in a bomb disposal squad.

ITV's drama about Lana Washington (McClure) and her team of bomb disposal EXPOs working for the Met Police concluded last night (Sunday) with an announcement that it would be back for more in 2023.

Read more: Vicky McClure's best screen roles

Viewers discovered that Lana's mysterious love interest Karl Maguire (Warren Brown) was the disgruntled former soldier behind the bombings in a tense ending that saw her have to hold Karl's thumb down on an explosive trigger as he was shot dead.

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Pictured;VICKY MCCLURE as Lana Washington and WARREN BROWN as Karl Maguire.


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Karl was behind the bombings. (ITV)

The gripping series was written by Daniel Brierley and produced by Jed Mercurio, who created Line Of Duty where McClure also stars in a police role.

Next series will run for six episodes again and will air on ITV in 2023.

McClure retweeted the ITV announcement that the show would return, with a series of celebratory emojis.

One fan responded: "Absolutely loved it...cant wait for 2nd series."

Another viewer who had enjoyed Lana's close friendship with colleague Sonya (Kerry Godliman) added: "Incredible first series! Looking forward to the next. Hoping to see more of Lana and Sonya #lanya"

Someone else wrote: "Such fab news. You were amazing Vicky really brill as Lana."

Read more: Trigger Point - 20 behind-the-scenes secrets from set

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."

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Pictured;VICKY MCCLURE as Lana Washington.

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Vicky McClure stars as EXPO Lana Washington. (ITV)

Mercurio added: "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."

Nearly 11 million viewers have watched the first episode of Trigger Point and the series is currently averaging 9.24 million viewers for episodes one to four over ITV, ITV Hub and BritBox.

Watch: The trailer for Trigger Point series one

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