‘Bulletproof’, the action-packed British drama, revolves around two NCA detectives Aaron Bishop and Ronald “Ronnie” Pike Jr, who investigate and solve multiple, dangerous crimes across the country. Created by Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, its episodes showcase numerous cases related to trafficking, drug dealing, and armed robberies.
The show first premiered on Sky One in May 2018, in the UK. The series was then picked up by The CW to air for its US audience. It was released in the US in August 2019 and opened to positive reviews. Now the question is when will ‘Bulletproof’ season 2 premiere in the US? Let’s find out.
Bulletproof Season 2 Release Date:
‘Bulletproof’ season 1 premiered on May 15, 2018, on Sky One in the UK. Here, it wrapped up with its sixth and final episode on June 19, 2018. It premiered on August 7, 2019, on The CW for the US audience. It followed a weekly schedule, airing one 60-minute-long episode every Wednesday at 8:00-9:00 pm ET. The season finally wrapped up on September 11, 2019.
The series garnered a favorable response among the US audience, especially in the African American community. Just as in the UK, even in the States, it is extremely rare to see a buddy action series, headlined by two black leads. Hence, when The CW added ‘Bulletproof’ in its summer 2019 schedule, it paved the way for amassing considerable positive ratings.
After the show aired its finale in the UK on June 19, 2018, it was confirmed that a second season consisting of 8 episodes was commissioned. The second season released in the UK on March 20, 2020, and ended on May 1, 2020. ‘Bulletproof’ season 2 is slated to release on June 10, 2020, at 9 pm ET in the US on The CW.
Bulletproof Season 2 Cast
The lead cast of ‘Bulletproof’ comprises Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters. Clarke enacts the role of Aaron Bishop, an NCA detective. Walters plays the character of Bishop’s best friend and NCA detective, Ronald “Ronnie” Pike Jr. Both of the lead stars make their returns in season 2.
Joining them in other prominent roles in season 2 are Lindsey Coulson as Sarah Tanner, Vanessa Vanderpuye as Arjana Pike, Jason Maza as Chris Munroe, David Elliot as Tim “Jonesy” Jones, Jodie Campbell as Ali Pike, Olivia Chenery as Scarlett ‘Scooch’ Hailton, Lucie Shorthouse as Paige Pennington, and Lee Ross as Richard Cockridge.
Bulletproof Season 2 Plot: What Can it be About?
The concept for ‘Bulletproof’ developed way back in the early 2010s when Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters decided to create a British version of the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence starrer ‘Bad Boys’ — the popular action movie franchise. Although their idea was a bit risky since it was quite rare in British TV to air a show with two black leads, they stood firm on their plan and launched the series in May 2018. The six-episode show proved to be a ground-breaking hit and garnered an audience of 1.59 million viewers after its debut — a staggering number for Sky One in that year.
‘Bulletproof’ can be defined as an amalgamation of a high-octane action drama and a family series. It is centered around best buddies and partners Bishop and Pike, who tackle the rowdiest criminals in London’s East End. Streetsmart, savvy, smart, tough, and witty, the duo shares a strong bond and are always there for each other. While Pike comes from a regular family and wishes to follow his father’s footsteps, Bishop spent most of his childhood in foster homes and on the streets. At times, their close friendship is tested when the past resurfaces and conspiracies are unveiled.
The story begins by introducing us to Bishop and Pike, detectives in London’s National Crime Agency. They work for their boss Sarah Tanner, who usually involves the pair in East London’s toughest cases, comprising organized crimes and hardened criminals. In the beginning, we see the two of them being summoned by one of their trusted informants and Tanner communicating to them that she is concerned about her safety. But soon after she departs, she gets into a hit-and-run accident.
Further investigation leads Bishop and Pike to discover that she had been trying to expose a car theft ring. The duo delves deeper into the incident and gets involved in multiple stakeouts, shootouts, and chases. From here, the plot develops further and we witness how the protagonists tackle the deadliest of antagonists and crack the most baffling cases. Full of adrenaline-rushing action, gritty and riveting cases, with hints of humor, the series is a treat for the mystery-loving audience.
Season 2 gets even more intense, with Bishop dealing with the aftermath of Nell’s death and the vindication of Pike’s dad. The duo tackles a new case, involving a million-pound drug deal. As they chase the criminals, their journey takes them from London to Cyprus and Amsterdam.
Check out the trailer for season 2 below:
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