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Richard Madden confirms Bodyguard Season 2 talks are underway

Have you watched the thrilling drama series yet?

By Tina Burke

If you haven't seen Bodyguard on Netflix yet, you need to stop whatever you're doing and go binge-watch it all right now.

Leave your job, your class, whatever, I don't know, just go home and settle in, because it is without a doubt one of the best TV shows of 2018. It's also one of the most talked about shows.

The BBC drama series stars Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden as Sergeant David Budd, an Afghanistan war veteran and Police Sergeant who works as a Protection Command bodyguard. Budd is assigned to Julia Montague (played by Keeley Hawes), the controversial Home Secretary of the UK.

The tense and action-packed series explores a wide range of hot-button issues including terrorism, government surveillance, and, importantly, veteran PTSD.

Richard Madden wowed viewers as Sergeant David Budd.
Richard Madden wowed viewers as Sergeant David Budd.

Bodyguard has received rave reviews – even one from us TV WEEK staffers – but fans have been left wondering: will there be a second season?

Well, Richard has confirmed to The Daily Mail UK that talks are underway with Creator Jed Mercurio.

"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," he tells the publication of a possible second season.

"We never intended to make another one," Richard adds. "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."

Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden) and Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).
Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden) and Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes).

It was only meant to be one six-part series, but could Bodyguard follow in the footsteps of other shows such as HBO's Big Little Lies and Hulu's The Handmaids Tale and return for more?

Only time will tell, though we certainly wouldn't say no to more of David Budd – and his impeccably chiselled jawline – on our screens.

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Bodyguard is streaming on Netflix now.

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