Warning: This article contains spoilers for Trigger Point season 1.


It's been over a year since we first had confirmation that hit ITV drama Trigger Point would be returning for a second season, but finally we have some more exciting news — the new season has started filming.

ITV announced that filming was underway on Wednesday 8th March 2023, while also releasing a plot synopsis teasing that Vicky McClure's explosives officer Lana Washington would be giving a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb-centred terrorism, when there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city.

Responding to the start of filming on season 2, McClure said: "After such a great response to the first series of Trigger Point, we are so pleased to be back! The scripts are filled to the brim with twists, turns, those explosive moments and along with our returning cast and brilliant new cast members it’s set to be an exciting shoot!"

Her co-star Nabil Elouahabi added: "So happy to be back with the team, looking forward to sharing some more of Hass with the audience — here we go!"

Meanwhile, Danny star Eric Shango also said: "Happy to be back with the team again! Viewers need to strap in [as] they’re in for a bumpy ride."

The first season of Trigger Point ended with Lana facing off with a cunning terror cell, and while the season finale wrapped up the main story rather neatly, producer Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) and writer Daniel Brierley previously made it clear that they saw this as just the beginning.

The initial run of episodes proved to be harrowing for Lana, and in an interview with RadioTimes.com, Brierley discussed how the psychological impact of the traumas she suffered would be a key focus of a potential second season.

Read on for more details, but be warned that season 1 spoilers follow.

Will there be a Trigger Point season 2?

Trigger Point
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Yes! Trigger Point will return for a second season, as confirmed by ITV.

Ahead of the show's premiere, producer Jed Mercurio said that the series was set up to be a "returner", while writer Daniel Brierley told RadioTimes.com that there is a "whole world of ideas" for where to take the story next.

As for when it's being released, ITV has promised the new six-part series will come out in 2023. Given that the new season started filming in March, we wouldn't expect to see it until late 2023, but we'll keep this page updated when we know more.

Who is in the Trigger Point season 2 cast?

Line of Duty star Vicky McClure, who has most recently starred in ITVX's Without Sin, will be back to lead the cast as Met Police explosives officer Lana Washington. As for what she will be tackling in season 2, that's yet to be established.

It has also now been confirmed that a number of the central cast will be returning, including Nabil Elouahabi as Hass, Eric Shango as Danny, Mark Stanley as DI Thom Youngblood, Kerry Godliman as Sonya Reeves, Kris Hitchen as John and Kevin Eldon as Jeff.

Meanwhile, new cast members joining the show for season 2 include Natalie Simpson (Outlander) as DS Helen Morgan, Julian Ovenden (Bridgerton) as Commander John Francis and Tomiwa Edun (Trying) as Alex.

We recently got some the first-look shots of the casts' read through, with McClure and Shango seen reading together.

Vicky McClure and Eric Shango at Trigger Point season 2 read-through. ITV

In an interview with RadioTimes.com, Brierley previously expressed his interest in bringing back Hitchen's character John Hudson, suggesting we could see a redemption arc for the season 1 antagonist.

He said: "I feel like John and Kris – the actor and the character – they've got so much more to give us. Potentially, he could come back in future things, I think there's certainly stories to tell."

Trigger Point wasn't afraid to kill off key characters, with explosives officer Joel Nutkins (Adrian Lester), misled youth Billy Washington (Ewan Mitchell) and bomber Karl Maguire (Warren Brown) all meeting a grisly end in the first six episodes.

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For this reason, we don't expect any of the above to have roles in a possible season two, as the show has not utilised flashbacks as a plot device thus far and that's about the only way they could potentially return.

What could happen in Trigger Point season 2?

Vicky McClure plays Lana Washington in Trigger Point
Vicky McClure plays Lana Washington in Trigger Point ITV

As filming was announced, ITV also revealed the first synopsis for the new season, which teases: "In episode 1, Lana is just back from secondment training Ukrainian bomb disposal teams, but has not returned to active duty.

"She is giving a routine talk to security officers from major financial institutions about the issues surrounding bomb centred terrorism, when there is a bomb attack in the heart of the city. Lana is closest to the incident, but is she ready to take it on?"

In addition, Brierley has previously said that he wishes to delve deeper into the complex psychology that underpins Lana Washington's impressive ability to keep going in the face of terrible loss and insurmountable odds.

He said: "I think Lana is resilient and she's tough as nails, and that's part of her charm, but [the trauma] can't help but have an effect and that was really interesting.

"And if we get any future series, we want to really push into that character and see is it good to examine these things? Or is the best way around this to kind of keep living with them?

"It's such an interesting subject to deal with because the instinct for Lana would be that she should get help and she should talk. But her worry would be that if she talks, if she kind of gives into the doubt and the fear inside of her, that she's going to lose her effectiveness… That's how she feels, but maybe there's another way around."

Is there a Trigger Point season 2 trailer?

Slow down! While Trigger Point season 2 has been confirmed, it has only just started filming, so needless to say there's no trailer right now – and won't be for some time.

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