Bodyguard: series 2 talks are about to begin

Bodyguard, Jed Mercurio’s crime drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, went on to become the BBC’s biggest drama of all time earlier this year – and talks about a second series are about to begin…

Richard Madden, on the press tour for Bodyguard‘s US release, was chatting to Deadline about the possibility of a second outing for the series, and he revealed he’s about to meet Jed Mercurio.

“I’m going to meet Jed in a couple of weeks, to have a chat and see what’s in his brilliant brain,” he said. “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?”

“I also thought, maybe it’s going to be like American Horror Story where, in the second series, it’s a whole different incarnation of it, and I’m a royal and Keeley is on my protection team,” he said.

“And you get all the rest of the actors back, and we all do different things. But who knows what’s in Jed’s mind. I’m very keen to hear.”

Touching on David’s fate at the end of series one, Madden said, “Also I think, you know, David Budd, he walks about London with a bomb on. I mean, everyone definitely knows his face now. He can’t really slip back into police work again. What’s his life like after that?”

Deadline