Bulletproof will air on Tuesdays at 9pm on Sky One.
What’s going to happen?
‘The British answer to Lethal Weapon’, Bulletproof stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, who play cop-duo Bishop and Pike, officers in the elite thief-taking unit NCA.
The characters are billed as “two best mates, bonded by the same moral code despite their very obvious differences”. Pike (Walters), a reckless driver whose father was the first black police commissioner, is struggling to live up to his expectations, while Bishop (Clarke) had a more troubled background, and is the more emotionally volatile of the two.
“Bulletproof is a show that’s going to inspire people, and that young people will aspire to,” Clarke said. “Young people sometimes get into [crime] because they don’t feel like they have opportunities, where they’re marginalised.
“This is a perfect example that they can achieve things. And that people that come from working class environments that don’t always get opportunities can be actors, they can be writers, they can be creators, they can be police officers.”