Bodyguard starring Richard Madden confirmed for second series by BBC

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THE BBC is to make a second series of hit police thriller Bodyguard starring Richard Madden.

Creator Jed Mercurio can lastly crack on with a follow-up after Line of Duty’s sixth series achieved in May. 

The BBC is to make a second series of hit police thriller Bodyguard starring Richard Madden
Viewers were hooked by the relationship between Richard Madden's Sgt David Budd and Home Secretary Julia Montague, played by Keeley Hawes
Viewers had been hooked by the connection between Richard Madden’s Sgt David Budd and Home Secretary Julia Montague, carried out by Keeley Hawes

And Richard, 35 — safety officer Sgt David Budd — has today achieved filming Marvel superhero movie Eternals.

A TV insider acknowledged: “The drama is definitely basically probably the most eagerly-anticipated on the planet of TV and the entire celebs are lastly aligning.

“Mercurio has at all times been too preoccupied with Line of Duty to utilize himself to Bodyguard II, and after the present’s success, Madden was snapped up by Hollywood.

“Now with both men available, the creative process has kicked off and the BBC are thrilled it could materialise within the next two years.”

Bodyguard grew to develop to be principally basically probably the most watched programme of 2018, with 11 million individuals tuning in to see the final phrase present, and 6 million additional watching on iPlayer.

Viewers had been hooked by the connection between Budd and Home Secretary Julia Montague, carried out by Keeley Hawes. Richard will shortly be seen in Amazon Prime spy series, Citadel.

Writer Jed has at all times saved tight-lipped just some follow-up. Asked today if he was engaged on Bodyguard II, he acknowledged: “I can exclusively reveal that there are no plans for me to answer that question.”

But Jed added: “I noticed fairly fairly a bit from the success of Bodyguard. It was heartening to see how an viewers would come to a minimum of one issue that’s newest and real. 

“Bodyguard was just an original concept and people hit the ground running with it. I would love to do something in the next couple of years.”

The BBC declined to remark. 

Bodyguard became the most watched programme of 2018, with 11 million people tuning in to see the final show
Bodyguard grew to develop to be principally basically probably the most watched programme of 2018, with 11 million individuals tuning in to see the final phrase present

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