Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio is “optimistic” that the BBC thriller starring Richard Madden will return for a second season.
The series, dubbed the “drama of the decade”, was a huge success when it aired in autumn 2018 in the UK, before it was made available to stream on Netflix — and fans have been clamouring to know whether the show will be renewed (and whether Keeley Hawes’ Home Secretary was really dead…).
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Speaking at the INTV conference in Israel, Mercurio said: “It would be great if there was a second season. We’d love to do more. We appreciate there’s a real hunger from fans to watch it. There are a lot of logistics in terms of setting up a second season and we’re just working through those.”
The series followed Madden’s character, David Budd, a war veteran-turned-Specialist Protection Officer who is tasked with protecting Julia Montague, the controversial Home Secretary — and Budd is torn between protecting his charge and following his personal beliefs.
Mercurio announced after the series aired that he was entering into talks with the BBC about a possible second series.
Of the second season rumours, Madden said in an interview with the Press Association: “I’m having a conversation with him [Mercurio] in about 10 days or something, when I’m back in the country, and we are just going to chat through some ideas.”