Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio is yet to discuss the possibility of doing a second series with the bosses at the BBC, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t keen to do one.
When asked by the Metro if Bodyguard series 2 was going to happen, Mercurio offered a simple response: “I really don’t know”, he said.
“The approach to it was definitely that we would just focus on this series and if we’re fortunate enough it’s successful and the BBC wants to do more, and we can find a way of setting up production, then yes definitely I’d be open to the idea”, he added.
“But there’s been absolutely no discussion about a second series yet, there’s certainly no plan to do a second series yet until we’ve had that conversation with the BBC.”
Given that the BBC has recently been heralding Bodyguard as “the biggest new drama on British television in over a decade”, it’s easy to assume that they will be very keen to sign Mercurio up for a second series. The negotiations, we assume, will be short.
Mercurio’s other current series, Line Of Duty, is currently in production for its fifth series, and has also been ordered by the Beeb. Mercurio is a busy man, then, and he could get even busier if Bodyguard does end up being renewed for more episodes.
We’ll bring you more news as we hear it.