HTM’s ITV thriller heads to US amid raft of international deals

Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester HTM Television & All3Media International

Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester in Trigger Point (Photo: HTM Television and All3Media International)

Jed Mercurio’s ITV drama Trigger Point has been sold to Peacock in the US, amid a raft of deals brokered by All3Media.

From 8 July, the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service will air the six-part thriller about a bomb disposal unit, produced by Mercurio’s HTM Television for ITV in association with All3Media International.

The series, which stars Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure, has been commissioned for a second series after it averaged 9.2m (36.9%) across 28 days from January, making it ITV’s highest rating 9pm drama since Des in 2020 and one of the most-watched dramas of 2022.

Also in the Americas, Canadian PBS CBC has acquired the thriller for its main channel and HBO Latin America has taken the thriller in a pan-territory acquisition.

Elsewhere it has been acquired by Pumpkin Film in China, Wowow in Japan, DBS provider OSN in the Middle East, and TVNZ in New Zealand. In a pan territory deal covering Asia, BBC Studios has taken the six-part thriller for BBC First, BBC’s premium SVOD service.

Deals have also been signed with NPO in the Netherlands and with Spanish broadcaster Movistar+.

All3Media’s executive vice president of content, Maartje Horchner, said: “With acclaimed talent such as Jed Mercurio, Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester involved, Trigger Point was always going to be in strong demand globally, so we’re excited to kick off our international roll-out with this first set of sales, alongside the commission of a second series.

“Jed has brought some of the most ambitious and breath-taking scripted productions to our screens in recent years, and Trigger Point promises to be the next edge-of-your-seat thriller to grip audiences around the world.”

The series aired on Stan in Australia earlier this year, while in Europe, SVoD platform CMore aired the series in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

HTM Television is co-owned by Jed Mercurio and Hat Trick Productions.