Good news, everybody; The Bodyguard could be coming back!
Mid-to-late 2018 saw the hugely popular The Bodyguard hit or screens, courtesy of the BBC and as its numbers may suggest, it was pretty damn stellar.
The series saw PTSD-suffering war veteran David Budd (Richard Madden) assigned as home secretary, the Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP’s (Keeley Hawes), bodyguard.
Hawes’s character is a contentious figure, described as “the sociopath” and who has plans to introduce a new, invasive surveillance system in order to keep tabs on the country.
Budd begins to find himself torn as his beliefs contradict those of Montague’s, but he has a task to fulfil, all the while dealing with the trauma of war.
The show was so successful in fact, that it immediately sparked rumours that Madden would be the man to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond once he steps down for the role.
It’s been a good few months since The Bodyguard faded to black though, and people are starting to get restless, waiting for a new season.
Well good news, sort-of, since creator Jed Mecurio has revealed that he’s in talks with the BBC to create a second season. Speaking at the Banff World Media Festival, he said:
“We’re in talks. We’re going through the logistics of it. There’s no real update now.”
He then went to speak on the unmitigated success of the show, saying:
“I know there’s an adage that your failure should be surprising. But the level of success was surprising.“
Previously, Mecurio teased a second season – and more – to The Sun, explaining:
“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.”
He also spoke on the availability of Richard Madden, with the next seasons really depending on him being there.
“He’s the genuine article, a real leading man. And I think this role has put him very much in the spotlight for bigger things.
So the practicality may be that we have to work round his availability, if we are lucky enough to get him back.”
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed.
I’ll keep you updated. Or Josh will. God knows.
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