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The adrenalin-fueled action thriller BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. Despite their differences, Bishop and Pike work brilliantly together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode. Full of grit and sometimes gloss, BULLETPROOF is stylish and funny with entertaining, riveting criminal cases in each episode.


Airing in the US on CW, Wednesdays starting August 7.

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Was anything that they did even remotely recognizable as what police officers do.

There were a lot of guns for being British police.

Bish seemed to be flirting a lot with Nell, I thought he wanted her as a girlfriend, but it turns out he was already in a committed relationship. I am sure that all Jonesy had to do to steal Bish's girlfriend, Sophie  was show Sophie some video of how Bish acts around Nell.

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17 hours ago, AnimeMania said:

Was anything that they did even remotely recognizable as what police officers do.

There were a lot of guns for being British police.

Bish seemed to be flirting a lot with Nell, I thought he wanted her as a girlfriend, but it turns out he was already in a committed relationship. I am sure that all Jonesy had to do to steal Bish's girlfriend, Sophie  was show Sophie some video of how Bish acts around Nell.

I was surprised too at the use of guns by the British cops. I guess this is supposed to be some special unit?

I was also thinking 90% of what the partners did would make the evidence they gathered inadmissible in court, unless the UK has very different rules than the US.

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I watched the re-run of the first episode last night, and I have to say I was not impressed.  I like the chemistry between Pike and Bishop, but the police procedural aspects seem far too wannabe American, and there's no way any of those cases would even get to court with the inadmissibility of the evidence.  I'll give it a little longer, because I really like Noel Clarke and I did enjoy their relationship, but if it doesn't improve, I'm probably out.  Real shame.

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I really wanted to like this show, because I love Noel Clarke and Clarke Peters, and a lot of the cast was quite good, but I got exactly 15 minutes into last night's episode (#3), decided life was too short, and changed the channel.

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I've watched the first 3 episodes, and while this isn't bad and I like the two leads, I think I'm just not into these 'action procedurals' as much as I used to be. I'll probably finish it, but it's not a priority.

The subplot of Bish's girlfriend cheating on him with his co-worker was unnecessary.

I'm not sure what Pike's father does?

Anyone know how much they've trimmed to air this on CW? The episodes are about 42 minutes; but certain scenes seem clipped.

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Finally finished this; so, *spoilers*

Thought it was kinda cliché that they had Ronnie's father be connected to the Big Conspiracy. I felt things kinda fell apart in episode 5.

Wow, so they just really killed off Nell for Bishop's manpain. So unnecessary when they barely have that many female characters to begin with.

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https://tvline.com/2020/03/19/the-flash-season-6-mirror-iris-spoilers/

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Do you have any information on when Bulletproof Season 2 is going to show, or where I can find it? –Lucy

Across the pond, as they say, the [UK] cop drama drops Season 2 this Friday. Stateside, Season 2 was likely to hit The CW not until this summer, just as its freshman run did last year, though in these coronavirus-altered times, scheduling is very much “up in the air,” I’m hearing.

 

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Premiere date for season 2: June 17. From CW's press release:

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2020/03/31/the-cw-rolls-out-premiere-dates-for-summer-series-248511/20200331cw02/

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The second season of the action-packed drama series BULLETPROOF, starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, will premiere on Wednesday, June 17 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

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Adrenalin-fueled and packed with compelling characters, BULLETPROOF follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke, "Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Pike (Ashley Walters, "Top Boy") as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. But the series is more than high-octane action and thrilling cases. On the surface, Bishop and Pike have a lot in common - they are cool, smart and unapologetically street-wise and tough. But even more, they share a deep, fraternal relationship and are always there for each other.

Season Two of BULLETPROOF sees Bishop and Pike dragged into their most dangerous case yet. What starts out as a routine sting morphs into something far more perilous as they are sucked into the dangerous world of undercover policing. Bishop and Pike find themselves in a tense, heart-stopping game of 'cat and mouse' with a notorious and elusive crime family, whose connections spread far beyond the borders of London and the UK. Their chase for justice will take them from the streets of London to Amsterdam and Cyprus, where they will have to risk everything - including their police badges - to succeed.

BULLETPROOF is from Vertigo Films in association with Unstoppable Film and Television, with executive producers Allan Niblo ("Britannia," "Monsters"), Nick Love ("The Football Factory," "The Sweeney"), Noel Clarke, and Ashley Walters.

BULLETPROOF was co-funded by Sky Studios, and NBCUniversal Global Distribution is handling international sales for the series.

 

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There's also more Season 2 info at the SKY (UK) website for the show: https://www.sky.com/watch/bulletproof

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It looks like CW is airing the first season again, before Season 2. So far they've got episodes scheduled for Wednesdays at 9pm, starting this week.

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6 hours ago, Trini said:

Article about the show that mentions a "Season 2.5":

Season 2.5 is a 3 episode miniseries shot partially in South Africa. The filming was finished before the Corona Outbreak occurred.

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Here is a full version of the theme song. I thought it was the best thing about the TV Series, but after watching this I am certain of it.

 

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I guess I'm the only one kinda watching?

Watched the first season 2 episode. I'm not curious enough to look up reasons, but I wonder why Lashana Lynch didn't return for Season 2?

So far the main story seems more compelling than last season, but then they also seem to be leaning even more into the action elements - but that's what bored me before. Again, I'll probably finish this, but it's a low priority.

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Finished Season 2, episode 3, and I'm not really liking what they are doing/where they're going with the story. I might just watch the last two episodes to see how they wrap things up.

The two leads are great, though; I'm just not into this genre as much as I used to be.

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Watched the last two. If you like action and all the tropes that go with "buddy cops catch *really* bad guys by breaking all the rules" then this is fine; I'm personally not so into it.

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CW is airing and promoting the miniseries as "Season 3"; coming in March:

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The CW Network announced today that the third season of the action-packed series BULLETPROOF will return as a three-episode special event premiering Monday, March 15 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), followed by BLACK LIGHTNING. The subsequent episodes will air on Monday, March 22 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT) and Monday, March 29 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

In season three, the BULLETPROOF three-episode special finds the British NCA detectives and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Ashley Walters), heading to South Africa in search of a much-needed vacation from their London day-job. Unfortunately for them, rest and relaxation will have to wait as they get swept up in the kidnapping of a young girl and they soon find themselves delving into the criminal underbelly of Cape Town. This tense, action-packed journey will take them from the lavish world of Cape Town's elite, through the poverty-stricken townships, with danger around every corner. Bishop and Pike will learn that not everyone with a badge can be trusted.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2021/01/26/londons-finest-bishop-and-pike-head-to-south-africa-in-a-three-part-bulletproof-special-event-premiering-monday-march-15-on-the-cw-724213/20210126cw02/

 

The UK trailer at the Sky website: https://www.sky.com/watch/bulletproof

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CW Spotlight with Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters, talking about diversity in Bulletproof:

 

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Sky Halts Work With ‘Bulletproof’ Actor Noel Clarke After Misconduct Allegations

Comcast-owned Sky has halted all work with Noel Clarke on Season 4 of police drama Bulletproof and other developments after The Guardian published bombshell allegations about the British actor.

The CW Pulls ‘Bulletproof’ From Streaming Services After Noel Clarke Misconduct Allegations

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