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Bulletproof is a British television drama series, created by and starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, that first broadcast on Sky One on 15 May 2018. Produced by Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, the series follows NCA detectives, and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Walters), who investigate some of the country’s most dangerous criminals, including traffickers, drug dealers, and armed robbers, whilst being overseen by their boss Sarah Tanner (Lindsey Coulson).

The series was co-created and principally written by scriptwriter and director Nick Love, who was approached by Sky to work on the series following his work on the 2012 remake of The Sweeney. Walters and Clarke commented to Deadline Hollywood that the series was inspired by films such as Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys, quoting that “the humour and funny moments come from the relationships between the characters.”The series opening theme, “All Goes Wrong”, was also personally chosen by Clarke and Walters. The complete series was released on DVD on 23 July 2018. Worldwide distribution is handled by Sky Vision.

Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Ronnie Pike (Ashley Walters) are childhood friends, albeit from very different backgrounds. Ronnie is from a high-achieving middle-class family with a history in the police, with his father now working as Director-General of the National Crime Agency. Bishop, however, grew up in foster homes and on the streets. Despite their differences, they retain a close fraternal bond and work together as detectives for the National Crime Agency in London, dealing with serious organized crime

On 19 June 2018, the day of the series one finale, a second season consisting of seven episodes was confirmed.Sky TV announced in December 2019 that the second series would air on 20 March 2020.Further, in August 2019 it was announced that a new three-part special would be broadcast in Autumn 2020.The special will see Bishop and Pike journeying to South Africa to investigate the country’s criminal underworld.

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