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Bulletproof will be back for season two

TOP TEAM: Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters say they are looking forward to a second series of Bulletproof after a brilliant response from the British public

SKY’S HEAD of drama, Anne Mensah, has cited the “heart-pumping car chases and emotionally charged storylines” as one of the reasons they will be bringing back Bulletproof for a second series on Sky One and Now TV next year.

The Voice was not surprised to see the heightened drama prove a success in its six-part first season debut on our screens, and expressing their happiness at the decision, stars Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, who play cop-buddy duo Bishop and Pike, thanked all who had supported season one by tuning in to watch.

The first episode of the series, which aired in May, had a cumulative average audience of 1.59 million viewers, making it the biggest Sky One audience of the year. Produced by Vertigo Films, the blockbuster drama was written and created by Clarke, Walters and Nick Love (The Football Factory).

Clarke said: “This is a culturally signi cant and groundbreaking show in many ways, and we appreciate the record views and support along the way. “We made this show for people we feel are underrepresented so they could be entertained – which they were, and they came out in – droves to watch. Thank you to all who tuned in and see you for series two.”

Walters added: “The audience response to the show has been overwhelming. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the Bulletproof team on series two – we’ve got some exciting storylines lined up. The action and drama is about to step up to the next level!”

Mensah said: “The combination of heart-pumping car chases and emotionally charged storylines made Bulletproof’s first series a must-watch for our viewers. We’re excited to be working with Noel and Ashley to bring back Britain’s new favourite cop- buddy duo for even more action, laughs and thrills next series.”

Co-creator Nick Love said: “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to build on themes of the show which audiences responded to in the first series, and I am looking forward to getting back to work on the next series.”

Executive producer at Vertigo Films, Allan Niblo, said: “With Bulletproof we wanted to give British cop drama a twist, bringing a combination of blockbuster action and warmth and humour to screens.

“We’re so pleased with the response, and can’t wait to work with Sky to bring back Pike and Bishop for another series.”

All six episodes of the first series of Bulletproof are available to watch on Sky TV on demand and streaming service Now TV.

Bulletproof series two has been commissioned by Mensah and Sky’s drama commissioning editor, Cameron Roach.

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