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When is Bulletproof: South Africa on Sky?

The comedic cop dup have jetted off to South Africa - but the holiday doesn't last long.

Published: Tuesday, 19th January 2021 at 1:49 pm

Sky cop drama, Bulletproof, starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood) and Ashley Walters (Top Boy), is returning for a South African-set special in January 2021.


Clarke and Walters reprise their roles as lead characters Aaron Bishop and Ronnie Pike respectively. The friends are two British cops at the National Crime Agency and who, on holiday in South Africa, become embroiled in a child kidnapping case and decide to team up with local authorities to help catch the kidnappers.

The Bulletproof franchise will also be returning for a fourth instalment following the South Africa special, with plans for filming to get underway in London later in 2021.

Walters said in January 2021: “I am so pleased we can continue the journey of Bishop and Pike. This show has stood the test of time because of the heart we put into it. We really appreciate the support we have had from all that have watched. See you again soon”

Read on for everything you need to know about Bulletproof: South Africa.

When is Bulletproof: South Africa on TV?

The three-part special will premiere on Wednesday 20th January 2021 on Sky One.

The series will also air on NOWTV.

What is Bulletproof: South Africa about?

The synopsis of the special reads: "While trying to relax after a tough year, Bishop, Pike and his family soon find themselves caught up in the frightening kidnap of a young girl.

"Having befriended the young girl’s parents earlier that day, Bishop and Pike decide it’s their duty to use their expertise to help the couple win their daughter back. The kidnappers demand an unreasonable reward for the safe return of the girl, but have no idea who they’re now up against."

Paul Gilbert, Sky Executive Producer, added: “We’re really excited to see TV’s favourite cop duo back in action, but transported from the mean streets of London to one of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet.

"Played brilliantly by Noel and Ashley, Bishop and Pike will offer a New Year thrill ride to die-hard fans of the show and new viewers alike, as they navigate their way through an unfamiliar world to seek justice in their inimitable style.”

Noel Clarke posted on Instagram in January 2021, revealing that filming for the special took place a year prior, just before the pandemic reached the area.

"One year ago today Ash and I were packing our bags to head off and film the thing you’ll be seeing in a few weeks. To be honest, I didn’t want to got to [South Africa]," he said.

"This became an adventure with my brother. A learning experience in gratitude for what we have and actually a highlight in what ended up being a tough year for everyone. The first case of COVID hit SA as we were in the airport coming home."

And following the news that Bulletproof has been renewed for a fourth, London-set instalment following the South Africa special, it could well be that the latter will end on a cliffhanger that helps tease the fourth season.

Speaking about the fourth season, Noel Clarke said in January 2021: “We are ecstatic that Bulletproof has been commissioned for yet another season. It is a testament to the hard-working cast, crew, and everyone behind the scenes making it all happen. We work hard to bring you something entertaining and heartfelt and we hope you enjoy it when it returns!”

Is there a trailer for Bulletproof: South Africa?

Yes, you can watch the trailer for Bulletproof: South Africa here.


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