Bulletproof South Africa

With a high octane script, thrilling action sequences, and more of the buddy buddy banter that we know and love, Sky One's Bulletproof is back. Peter Gray reports.

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Sky One’s explosive buddy buddy cop drama is set to make a return to the channel this January as the boys head for the sun in Bulletproof South Africa. 

Leading man Noel Clarke first let the cat out of the bag about the special several months ago on Twitter, and in the last few weeks more details have emerged about the latest installment in the gripping series.

Clarke and co-star Ashley Walters will reprise their roles as cops Pike and Bishop for the new episodes, with the two planning a getting away from ti holiday in Cape Town. Things don’t quite go to plan, however, and the pair soon find themselves caught up in a case involving the kidnapping of a young girl.

“Having befriended the young girl’s parents earlier that day, Bishop and Pike decide it’s their duty to use their expertise to help the couple win their daughter back” says the synopsis for the show. “The kidnappers demand an unreasonable reward for the safe return of the girl, but have no idea who they’re now up against.”

Sky Executive Producer Paul Gilbert was clearly delighted to see the Sky One smash hit return to the screen. “We’re really excited to see TV’s favourite cop duo back in action, but transported from the mean streets of London to one of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet”.

Bulletproof has been a massive hit for Sky, with the series drawing an impressive audience on the channel while the leading duo have been comparisons with some of the classic crime fighting duos of the past, including Murtaugh and Riggs from Lethal Weapon and Lowrey and Burnett from the Bad Boy movies.

The second season of the show ended with Pike and Bishop bringing down the crooked Markides family.  The duo had managed to infiltrate the crime family at the beginning of the series, but matters had escalated when one of the duo’s colleagues had got caught up in the conflict. 

Series 1 and 2 of the show are available to watch now on Sky or on NOW TV.

More information about Bulletproof can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: new series
When: 20 Jan 2021
Where: Sky One