'Bodyguard' creator is in talks with BBC about a second series
British TV series Bodyguard gave us as much action as we could handle in season one, this including numerous terror attacks, assassination attempts and raunchy sex scenes. But could the BBC show be returning for even more drama?
It seems like a second season is on the table, with the show’s writer and creator Jed Mercurio recently revealing he is in "talks" with the BBC at the moment.
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Speaking at a media conference in Canada, Jed said: "We’re in talks. We’re going through the logistics of it. There’s no real update now."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunner - who is responsible for creating Line of Duty - also confirmed the BBC has yet to officially give the green light for a second series, saying: "I know there’s an adage that your failure should be surprising. But the level of success was surprising."
Regardless, his comments excited people online, with Twitter user @hannahhaworth writing "The kind of news I like to see" and @jennypriestley advising fans to "stay calm".
However, other people on the internet weren't so keen, insisting the program is perfect as it is. "Why? Why dont [sic] we ever leave at the top?" wrote @darat6741.
"The first season had a perfect ending so they really need to find a way to justify the existence of a second season that doesn't undermine the end of the first," added @YGuy1955T.
Richard Madden, who won a Golden Globe and a National Television Award for his starring role of David Budd, has previously stated that a second series is very likely – but insisted his character needed a bit of time off before he was revisited.
"You cannot jump into it," he told PA. "David Budd definitely needs a vacation after that. He’s not going to go back to work, is he? And also he’s the most famous man in London because of what happens at the end of episode six. He couldn’t just go straight back into work."
He added: "Me and Jed both agree that there’s something much more interesting in ‘Let’s catch up with him 18 months later, two years later after this has happened and say ‘Where is he now? What’s happened to him?’"
Fingers crossed the BBC offer up that contract soon so we can all find out what happened to David!