In their first series for Sky 1, Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters star in Bulletproof as police duo, Bishop and Pike – two best mates, bonded by the same moral code despite their very obvious differences. Packed full of humour, action and emotion, the show centres on the relationships between fathers and sons and is about friendship, conspiracies and ghosts from the past.

Growing up Bishop (Clarke) and Pike (Walters) had very different lives. Pike’s dad was the first black police commissioner and he grew up always trying to live up to his expectations, while Bishop grew up looking for a father figure as he was passed around foster homes, moving from school to school.

Their pasts have shaped their different approaches to life, and yet they have a love and respect for each other that seems unbreakable. Their friendship is yet to be properly tested until now…

Star and co-creator Noel Clarke said: “I’m ecstatic that the show Ashley, myself and Nick created is here. We’ve worked many years in the industry, but never all together. We’ve grown and evolved as artists and this will be a series that fans and non-fans alike will be drawn to. Enjoy the ride!”

Ashley Walters said: “I am really excited to be working with Noel and Nick on this project. I have been inspired by both of them for years and collaborating with them on this will produce something amazing. Years in the making but finally here !!! #alwayswinning”

Writer, director and executive producer Nick Love said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be making my first TV series for Sky 1 which is going to be full of action, heart and characters you will fall in love with. I am raring to go!”

Bulletproof is produced by Vertigo Films, the makers of The Football Factory, Monsters, The Sweeney as well as the upcoming Sky Original Production series Britannia; and Company Pictures (The White Princess, Wolf Hall, George Gently). It is created by Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters and Nick Love (The Football Factory). International distribution is to be handled by Sky Vision. Executive Producers are Allan Niblo, Michele Buck and Judy Counihan and the producer is Jon Finn.

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man 3 and Bulletproof start filming next month and will be available only on Sky 1 and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK and Ireland in 2018.

Both Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Bulletproof were commissioned by director of Sky 1, Adam MacDonald, Sky’s head of drama, Anne Mensah and Sky’s drama commissioning editor, Cameron Roach.

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