‘Bodyguard’ Creator Jed Mercurio’s HTM To Produce Bomb Thriller ‘Set off Level’ For ITV Starring Vicky McClure
EXCLUSIVE: Line of Obligation and This Is England star Vicky McClure is to entrance a bomb squad drama for ITV, produced by HTM Tv, the manufacturing firm arrange by Line of Obligation and Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio.
Set off Level is a six-part thriller, written by new author Daniel Brierley, that follows counter terrorism policing and the terrifying work of the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad.
Set in London, Set off Level, follows the ‘expo’ officers, who threat their lives day by day on the lengthy stroll in direction of hazard. Dying is at all times only a heartbeat away.
McClure, who additionally starred in Broadchurch, performs entrance line officer Lana Washington, who’s an skilled bomb disposal operative. Reckless and uncontrolled, Lana is ex-military and pushed to breaking level coping with a collection of improvised explosive gadgets which threaten the capital throughout a terrorist summer time marketing campaign. Below excessive strain and looking for solutions, Lana can’t assist however turn into suspicious that the bomber is premeditatedly focusing on her unit. It’s a terrifying thought, however in opposition to all odds how does she show it and uncover the bomber’s actual identification?
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The collection, which movies later this 12 months, is the second fee for Mercurio’s HTM Tv, which is a three way partnership with Episodes and Flack producer Hat Trick Productions. In November, the corporate secured BBC detective drama Bloodlands, starring James Nesbitt, written by new author Chris Brandon.
Set off Level was commissioned for ITV by Head of Drama, Polly Hill and will likely be exec produced by Mercurio, Hat Trick boss Jimmy Mulville, Mark Redhead and Jessica Sharkey for HTM Tv, with Julia Stannard serving as producer.
The drama is Daniel Brierley’s debut tv drama fee. He’s a screenwriter with a number of brief movies to his credit score together with My Face Is In House, Checkpoint and Graceland. He’s a part of the TV bursary scheme, funded by the trade physique, ScreenSkills with UK primarily based manufacturing firm, Dancing Ledge, with the goal of encouraging prime screenwriters to mentor an up-and-coming author of their selection. Jed Mercurio has chosen to mentor Daniel Brierley and Set off Level is a direct results of the ScreenSkills scheme to develop new writing expertise.
McClure, “So grateful to be working with Jed once more. I’m actually trying ahead to creating a powerful, vivid and troubled character in Lana Washington. Daniel Brierley has produced an excellent and nail-biting script. I can’t wait to get began later this 12 months.”
ITV’s Polly Hill mentioned, “Set off Level has you on the sting of your seat from the beginning. It’s an excellent script by Daniel and I can’t imagine that is his first fee. I’m delighted to be working with Jed who is aware of higher than anybody tips on how to carry these thrillers to display screen and Vicky is the right Lana. It’s a superb group and an thrilling present for ITV.”
Jed Mercurio mentioned, “Everybody at HTM Tv is honoured Vicky McClure will star in Set off Level, Daniel Brierley’s breathless thriller that may have viewers on the sting of their seats. We’re immensely grateful to Polly Hill and ITV for giving this chance to a brand-new author.”
Daniel Brierley added, “I’m thrilled to be working with Jed, HTM and ITV to carry Set off Level to the display screen. I couldn’t ask for a greater Lana than Vicky and it’s an honour to be given the prospect to inform the thrilling and unknown story of the courageous Expo officers who threat their lives day-after-day to maintain us secure.”