US TV Network The CW Acquires Hit British Action Drama ‘BulletProof’

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US TV network The CW, has announced that it has acquired the hit British action drama Bulletproof, starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters. 

Bulletproof, follows two undercover cops, Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Pike (Ashley Walters) as they chase down hardened criminals in London’s East End. Pike is an aspirational family man, the son of a decorated police officer who is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, but not be in his shadow. Meanwhile, Bishop grew up in care homes and on the streets, and never knew his father. Despite these differences Bishop and Pike are bonded by the same moral code and work brilliantly well together even when the chemistry between them looks set to explode.

Bulletproof premiered earlier this year on Sky One.

Speaking to The Voice Newspaper this morning, Clarke said:

“Ashley and myself, obviously we’ve made films and shows, portrayed life that was real to us – it may not have represented everyone but it was real to us – and sometimes got stick for that but what people didn’t realise is you’re opening doors.

“And then this year, we did a show where we’re both policeman and everyone was like…’it’s amazing, two black men are going to be positive on screen, he’s got a black wife’…but what you have to understand is, that was only possible because of everything that we did before, we got ourselves into a position where we could now say, ‘now this is what we’re doing, you’re going to listen and we’re going to be two black cops and he’s going to have a dark skin wife and that’s what we’re doing’ and they listened to us…That show became successful because of that reason.”

“A lot of our talent go in other people’s things and they’re in America – that’s great. Two boys from underprivileged areas, estates or whatever have now sold the show they created to a major US network, like, that’s achievement…five years ago that wasn’t happening. And so that’s just going to open more doors.”

It was also announced earlier this year, that the show will be renewed for a second series.

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