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The Bodyguard Creator Jed Mecurio Confirms He's 'In Talks' For Season Two

The Bodyguard Creator Jed Mecurio Confirms He's 'In Talks' For Season Two

Well, according to the creator of the gripping BBC drama, Jed Mecurio, we might not have too long to wait before we see Sergeant David Budd back in the line of fire.

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Speaking at the Banff World Media Festival, the Line of Duty director revealed that discussions were already taking place regarding the possibility of a second series.

He said: "We're in talks. We're going through the logistics of it. There's no real update now."

During the event, Mecurio admitted that he was massively surprised by the show's success and said he never expected it to be as popular as it proved to be.

The show's creator confirmed talks were being had about a second series. Credit: BBC
The show's creator confirmed talks were being had about a second series. Credit: BBC

He added: "I know there's an adage that your failure should be surprising. But the level of success was surprising."

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However, while it's looking promising that fans will get another dose of the tense drama, the director said the BBC still hadn't given it the official green light.

But with the meteoric success of the first series, they'd be daft to pass it up, right?

This isn't the first time the writer has teased fans with the promise of another series, either. In an interview with The Sun, he said that they are looking even further ahead.

"It's probably fair to say we would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create an opportunity for a third or fourth," he said.

The six-part show follows Sergeant Budd, an Afghanistan war vet and Met Police Protection Command officer tasked with looking after Julia Montague, a Member of Parliament who stands for everything Budd despises.

The BBC still hasn't given the show the green light. Credit: BBC
The BBC still hasn't given the show the green light. Credit: BBC

In the past, Mecurio has said a large part of whether The Bodyguard would make a return hinged on the availability of its lead, Richard Madden.

He told the Radio Times: "He's the genuine article, a real leading man. And I think this role has put him very much in the spotlight for bigger things.

"So the practicality may be that we have to work round his availability, if we are lucky enough to get him back."

But Madden tied his colours to the mast long ago, when he came out and said he was well up for giving his character another go.

Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: "We've been talking about it and I spoke to Jed (Mercurio) about a month after the show had finished airing over in the UK, and we sat and decided let's give it at least a year while we work out how to do something better."

Come on, BBC. Give the people what they want.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, Drama, TV and Film, BBC, Interesting, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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