Sky One had announced the renewal of Bulletproof for a season 4 even before the launch of season 3 (broadcast last January). Following recent accusations of harassment against Noel Clarke, everything has been put on hold and the channel is now announcing that it has decided to cancel the series.
Created by Noel Clarke, Ashley Walters, and Nick Love, Bulletproof was a series inspired by films like Lethal Weapon and Bad Boys. It told the story of Aaron Bishop (Noel Clarke) and Ronnie Pike (Ashley Walters), two childhood friends who do not come from the same backgrounds and are now partners. They are detectives for the National Crime Agency and must investigate organized crime, whatever its form. The whole thing is punctuated by chases and explosions.
The cast gathered, around Clarke and Walters, Jason Maza, Lindsey Coulson, David Elliot, Olivia Chenery, Lucie Shorthouse, Jodie Campbell, and Florisa Kamara.
Following an article published in late April on The Guardian, it was therefore revealed that around 20 women accused Noel Clarke of verbal abuse, intimidation, and sexual harassment. As a result, ITV withdrew the last episode of Viewpoint, the series in which the actor stars, from its airwaves, so the BAFTAs suspended his membership and then the award he was to receive. Likewise, the filming of Bulletproof which was due to take place later in the year had been suspended by Sky, which has therefore now decided to simply cancel the series.
Clarke, who initially denied the charges, has since said seek professional help. Five more women have since been added to the list, saying they were sexually harassed on the set of Doctor Who and at a promotional event.