Last year, The BBC’s “Bodyguard” limited series became a TV phenomenon initially in the UK before doing so again a bit later when it went out worldwide on Netflix.
In the series, “Game of Thrones” and “Rocketman” actor Richard Madden plays an embattled protector caught up in a devious assassination plot involving a key government official (Keeley Hawes) whom he becomes involved with.
Series creator Jed Mercurio now says he’s in talks with The Beeb about a second season, saying during the Banff World Media Festival: “We’re in talks. We’re going through the logistics of it”. It’s a welcome confirmation a second season is possible as the five-episode mini-series was seemingly self-contained.
Mercurio also writes the ongoing UK police thriller series “Line of Duty” and it sounds like he’s stepping back a bit from that to pursue other possibilities: “Now, with Line of Duty, it’s not ending, but I’m beginning to look at the future.” Mercurio has written a few U.S. pilots, but none have received a series order to date.