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Will There be a Bulletproof Season 3?

Updated July 28, 2020
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‘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. This was then followed by season 2 that dropped in 2020. Now the question is will there be a ‘Bulletproof’ season 3? Let’s find out.

Bulletproof Season 3 Release Date:

‘Bulletproof’ season 2 released on June 10, 2020, at 9 pm ET in the US on The CW. It ended with its eighth episode on July 29, 2020. Prior to its US release, it aired on Sky One in the UK from March 20, 2020, to May 1, 2020. In August 2019, Sky One announced that the series has been commissioned for a three-part special. Although this is not a full-fledged new season, we can still call it the third iteration. It was also confirmed that ‘Bulletproof’ season 3 will premiere in Fall 2020 in the UK. We expect The CW to pick it up soon after. ‘Bulletproof’ season 3 should premiere at the beginning of 2021 in the US.

Bulletproof Season 3 Cast: Who Can be in it?

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 will make their returns in season 3.

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 Rockridge. Season 3 is expected to see most of the above stars making comebacks.

Bulletproof Season 3 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. Season 3 will follow Bishop and Pike as they land in South Africa to investigate the country’s criminal underworld.

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