Over the years, the BBC has consistently produced successes, but some have been more popular than others. “Bodyguard” was created by “Line of Duty” creator Jed Mercurio in 2018 and premiered in 2019.
As soon as Netflix got its hands on the show and made it available to a worldwide audience, it became an instant success.
There were 11 million viewers who tuned in for the last episode of the first season in 2018 and millions more who watched it on iPlayer, making it one of the most-watched shows of the decade. For the past few months, we’ve been searching for kompromat in the eagerly awaited second season of Bodyguard.
Bodyguard Season 2: Release Date
When asked about a potential second season in September 2018, Mercurio said he was “just beginning” discussions with the BBC.
Line of Duty star Mercurio and Eternals star Madden have both been extremely busy since their first season, but the stars seem to be aligning for them to rejoin now.
PS David Budd’s creative process has reportedly begun, but it could be a few years before we see what he’s up to in season two. The sequel might arrive at the end of 2022, but a date in 2023 appears more feasible.
Which cast will return for Bodyguard Season 2?
Actor Richard Madden has “confirmed” that he will return for season 2, and he recently disclosed that he and Jed Mercurio were in talks about the new series. ..
‘‘I’m going to meet Jed in a couple of weeks, to have a chat and see what’s in his brilliant brain … So I’m like, what can happen next? You know, with David. Because he had a hell a couple of months there. Where do you go with this guy?”
It’s possible we’ll see a fresh cast joining a few familiar characters.
According to Jed, “We certainly weren’t the first to rotate casts in that way”. “But Line of Duty established that it works very well. And audiences understand the concept.”
Sophie Rundle could return as David’s estranged wife Vicky, as could Gina McKee, Nina Toussaint-White, and Ash Tandon as Commander Anne Sampson, DS Louise Rayburn, and DCI Deepak Sharma.
So, we can see:
- Richard Madden as David
- Sophie Rundle as Vicky
- Gina McKee as Commander Anne Sampson
- Nina Toussaint-White as DS Louise Rayburn
- Ash Tandon as DCI Deepak Sharma
Will Hawes come back in Season 2?
There have been numerous rumors about Hawes since the end of series one. Following the conclusion of series one, Hawes’ character wasn’t truly dead. But still, it appears unlikely that she would make a reappearance in the second season.
What will be the plotline of Bodyguard Season 2?
We’re expecting a new story in the second season instead of the same old one we had so much fun with the first time around.
“There are things in place in series one that we can exploit dramatically further down the line,” explains Jed. “But I haven’t done a lot of forward planning because it can be too disheartening if the series isn’t recommissioned.”
“You just don’t know, so it ends up being something that is best done, in my view, retrospectively. If you find yourself in the fortunate position where you’ve got a second series, or a third, or whatever it is, and there is stuff from the past that can serve a function, then I think that’s the best way to do it.
“I think the problem with putting things in the first season that has no relevance to the first season is that you can end up making something quite difficult to follow. It feels like things don’t quite knit together and so you lose the pace and the narrative drive that you should be trying to go for with a thriller series.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to watch Bodyguard Season 1?
All six episodes of Bodyguard season one are available to stream on Netflix.
Is Bodyguard a worthwhile series to follow?
It was a thoroughly delightful film. Dramatically, it’s one of the best shows on television right now. Richard Madden, who portrayed the character brilliantly, was a joy to watch. The supporting cast is equally impressive.
In what city was the Bodyguard movie produced?
The character David Budd, played by Richard Madden, is said to reside in the Stoneleigh Terrace Estate in Camden, according to the guide. Several scenes were filmed in Southwark as well. Dereham’s Mid-Norfolk Railway was also used as a location for six days of filming.
Is there a season 2 trailer for Bodyguard?
We don’t have one yet, but you can be sure we’ll let you know as soon as one arrives. Here’s the first season trailer: