Bodyguard series 2 is reportedly in the works for BBC One
Here’s all the latest on a possible series 2 of BBC One’s Bodyguard.
Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
The first series aired in 2018, following David as he was assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).
With bumper ratings and critical acclaim, fans have long awaited a second season.
Will there be a Bodyguard series 2?
Officially the BBC has yet to announce a second series of Bodyguard but rumour has it work is underway on a sequel.
However fans of the show may be waiting a while, with a source telling The Sun newspaper: “The creative process has kicked off and the BBC are thrilled it could materialise within the next two years.”
Writer Jed Mercurio, who is also behind Line Of Duty, told the Out To Lunch podcast recently: “I would love to do something in the next couple of years which, if it is not Bodyguard 2, then it is something on the same scale as that.”
He had previously suggested that the show could return for even more series, saying in a 2018 interview: “We have been very fortunate with the success of series one.
“It’s probably fair to say we would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create an opportunity for a third or fourth.”
And show star Richard Madden revealed at the time: “I’m going to meet Jed in a couple of weeks, to have a chat and see what’s in his brilliant brain.
“So, I’m like, what can happen next? You know, with David.
“Because he had a hell of a couple months there. Where do you go with this guy?”
Bodyguard was written by Jed Mercurio and the first series also starred Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Pippa Haywood, Stuart Bowman, Vincent Franklin, Ash Tandon, and Nina Toussaint-White.
The climax of the series was watched by a total audience of 17.1 million people, making it the UK’s most watched episode of any drama series across all channels since current records began.
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