NEW YORK – Bulletproof is a British television drama series, created by and starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, first broadcast on Sky One in 2018. Produced by Vertigo Films and Company Pictures, the series follows National Crime Agency detectives, and best friends, Aaron Bishop (Clarke) and Ronnie Pike Jr. (Walters), who investigate some of the country's most dangerous criminals, including traffickers, drug dealers, and armed robbers, whilst being overseen by their boss Sarah Tanner played by Lindsey Coulson.
Following its successful run on UK television, Bulletproof season 2 debuted in the United States on The CW on June 10 with Greek actor Stavros Zalmas joining the cast in the pivotal role of Alex Markides, MEA Worldwide (MEA) reported on June 9.
Zalmas spoke to MEA about his character, noting that “I was really happy when I got the script and read what Alex Markides is about, as the character is just so well-written, with a lot of layers and depth. I guess that itself was the challenge but what fascinated me the most about my character I had to portray the bad guy, a ruthless criminal capable of anything in order to sustain his empire. But, at the same time, this man cares and adores his family and his beloved ones, is deeply sensitive and has morals and ethics. I felt for him and his effort to keep his balance between family, business and friendships.”
Of the challenges in playing his role, Zalmas told MEA, “It was not a particular scene that was emotionally challenging only, but the character himself, and I am truly blessed to be given the opportunity to play Alex Markides as I embrace challenges and believe that they make me a better actor and a person.”
Zalmas continued, “As I said before, Alex Markides is not a simple man or even the stereotypical criminal. He is an old-school, romantic person who values the concept of family and life. The fact that he is a dangerous criminal and the head of illegal businesses but at the same time has these principles in his life and embraces the concepts called devotion, trust and compassion, are just these contradictory factors that make him interesting to watch and challenging and fun to portray,” MEA reported.
When asked about what fans can look forward to in this season of Bulletproof, Zalmas told MEA, “I was afraid that this question would come eventually. Unfortunately, I cannot give any tease for the fans of the show and I think that they wouldn’t want me to spoil all the fun of watching Bulletproof [season] 2. What I can promise them though is that they will enjoy it and hopefully love it as much as I did.”
Bulletproof airs in the United States on Tuesdays at 9 PM ET on The CW.
More information and full episodes are available online: https://www.cwtv.com/shows/bulletproof/.