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'Bodyguard': When Will The Second Series Be Released?

Richard Madden recently opened up about the potential for a follow-up.

BY nick pope | Nov 22, 2018 | Film & TV

BBC

The BBC’s Bodyguard earned rave reviews and thrust Game of Thrones alumni Richard Madden into the running for James Bond, so it should come as no surprise that a second series could be announced.

The Scottish actor, who played troubled war vet-turned-bodyguard David Budd, revealed at a Bafta event in London that he is meeting with the show’s creator, Jed Mercurio, late in the month to talk it through.

Madden said: ‘I’m having a conversation with him in about ten days or something, when I’m back in the country, and we are just going to chat through some ideas.’

The runaway success of the show, which recently made its way over to American TV, took the cast by surprise and a follow-up wasn’t planned from the outset.

He added: "We never intended to make another one and I don’t know, I’m excited to see what he’s got, especially because David [Budd] had quite a busy couple of months. So what do we do with him next?

"Because he probably needs a break… but him, on the beach with a pina colada, I don’t think people are going to watch that as much. Less anxiety though, I would like less anxiety."

Madden went on to say that he worries the death of Home Secretary Julia Montague will cause audiences to lose interest in the show – but even if the second season doesn’t happen, he’ll always be proud of what the cast achieved.

“It’s just thrilling that a little show that didn’t have a huge budget and just had a bunch of actors working really hard, it’s really inspiring that that has done well and not for any kind of glory, we just thought we were making a show we want to.”

Mercurio has already spoken about how there could be four seasons of the show, revealing to This Morning in September.: "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,"

"We do feel very privileged and fortunate that there's been such a response that it gives us that opportunity to at least think about doing more."

Whether that plan includes Madden or a whole new cast is yet to be seen.

You can currently stream Bodyguard on Netflix.

From: Esquire UK


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