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Bodyguard season 2: Creator Jed Mercurio in talks with BBC over new episodes

Series one of the hit BBC drama was the broadcaster's most-watched show since 2008

Charley Ross
Wednesday 12 June 2019 10:29 BST
Bodyguard's Richard Madden backed for Bond

Jed Mercurio, creator and writer of the hit BBC drama Bodyguard, has confirmed that a second series could well be on its way.

Although the show has not yet been officially greenlit for a second season by the BBC, Mercurio confirmed that he is in conversation with the broadcaster about a renewal.

"We’re in talks. We’re going through the logistics of it,” he said at a keynote event at Banff World Media Festival in Canada.

Bodyguard was named the most watched BBC drama since 2008. Despite this, Mercurio also voiced his shock at the magnitude of the show’s success during the talk.

“I know there’s an adage that your failure should be surprising. But the level of success was surprising,” he said.

Discussions between Mercurio and lead actor Richard Madden regarding a second season reportedly began months ago.

“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, his character) had quite a busy couple of months,” Madden told the MailOnline in November.

The explosive show catapulted the Game of Thrones actor into wider mainstream fame, and sparked rumours that he could take on the coveted role of James Bond after Daniel Craig steps down.

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