The Bad Boys from Bulletproof come to Universal TV

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Fri, 01/25/2019 - 07:59

Premiering on Universal TV (DStv Channel 117) on Monday, 28 January 2019 at 20:00 CAT.

Two best mates.
Two very different pasts.
One rollercoaster mission.

Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters star as a dynamic cop duo in Universal TV’s new blockbuster drama. The show unites big, emotional stories with blood pumping stunt sequences as it follows Bishop and Pike, two cops who are best friends and bonded by the same moral code, despite their very different backgrounds.

Set in London, it’s a fun, authentic, action-packed ride around the city as Bishop and Pike tackle the bad guys in their own uncompromising style, all while maintaining their friendship, their relationships and taking on ghosts from the past.

Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. These two have got each other’s backs, no matter what.

Lead Characters

Senior Officer Ronnie Pike
Ashley Walters


Photo: Bulletproof Ashley Walters.


Pike is the stable half of the duo. He’s a family man from a good background and, charming and widely admired, he’s set to follow in the footsteps of his successful father and climb the ranks of the police. But he is torn between his love for his wife and daughters and his addiction to his job, and the high-speed chases, undercover work and gun battles that
come with it. And Bishop, who’s an inextricable part of that. Family aside, it’s what he loves the most. But he’s worried it’s going to kill him.

Senior Officer Aaron Bishop
Noel Clarke


Photo: Bulletproof Noel Clarke.


Bishop is a bit of a drifter. Abandoned as a child and brought up by mild mannered foster parents, he is unpredictable, full of fire and, without a rudder to direct him, a walking time bomb. The one person he has faith in – the only one that has never let him down – is Pike. That is until the pair are tested to the max by their desire for security, by life-and-death situations and the true horror of the criminal world. In the course of series one, the very fabric that binds Bishop and Pike is torn apart.

Director General Of The NCA, Ronald Pike Snr
Clarke Peters


Photo: Bulletproof Clarke Peters.


A decorated and accomplished officer, Pike Snr is as comfortable running a major police operation as he is at the head of the dinner table surrounded by family and friends. He spends a lot of time with his sonPike and his family, and is close to the deputy mayor, Charlotte Carmel. He is looked up to and admired by Pike, but he wishes his son would show more ambition and leave his current job – and, crucially, Bishop – behind to climb the ladder. As the series unfolds and past secrets come to light, cracks begin to show in the relationship between Pike Snr and his son.

Lead Officer Sarah Tanner
Lindsey Coulson


Photo: Bulletproof Clarke Peters.


Tanner has hand selected the bright young things in her unit and she’s a mentor as well as a leader to them. If any of them are hurt on the job, she takes it personally. She has to balance the top brass and red tape with letting her guys get on with policing the streets their way – especially Bishop and Pike, who often take their own path to getting the job done.

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