Did someone say season two?
There are many reasons why Bodyguard is, quite simply, one of the best things we watched in 2018. Not only did Jed Mercurio’s hit drama feature an array of powerful female characters and tackle toxic masculinity, but it did so with a tidal wave of drama, suspense and mind-boggling plot twists.
However, all of that aside, we’ve still got so many questions. Ever since the titles rolled at the end of season one, we’ve been twiddling our thumbs just waiting for any kind of update on season two – and now, the show’s star Richard Madden has given us a what we want.
Speaking at a Netflix event in Los Angeles, the actor confirmed he and Mercurio had already talked about the next instalment, but explained that they had decided to give it at least a year before getting back together.
“I spoke to Jed 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,” the actor said.
“A couple of things,” he continued. “A, you cannot jump into it. David Budd definitely needs a vacation after that. He’s not going to go back to work, is he?
“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 to work.
“Me and Jed both agree that there’s something much more interesting in ‘let’s catch up with him 18 months later, two months later after this has happened and say where is he now? What happened to him?’” the actor explained.
Bodyguard made a name for itself as the UK’s most watched drama since records began when it concluded in October last year, and Madden has since picked up a Golden Globe for his portrayal of David Budd.
The show also made the list of six TV must-see moments nominated for a BAFTA award for Keeley Hawes’ assassination scene.
Despite all his restraint, Madden admitted that he can’t wait to get back in Budd’s shoes.
“I’d love to get back into his head,” he said. “If he didn’t have enough going on in his head already, after all this experience, throwing that on top of everything, where does that put this man in terms of his morals?
“I think there’s a really exciting story in there, and I’d be keen to see what Jed comes up with.”
Us too, Richard. Us too.