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Friday 14th December 2018

Richard Madden confirms talks about Bodyguard series two

There's huge demand for another series of the BBC smash hit

Richard Madden has confirmed he is to start talks about a second series of Bodyguard.

The former Game of Thrones star is planning to meet up with the BBC One drama show's creator Jed Mercurio in the next few weeks to discuss where the programme can go, and he isn't sure where the 52-year-old writer might like to take his character, personal protection officer David Budd.

Richard Madden has said he'll meet Jed Mercurio to chat about the possibility of a Bodyguard series two (Credit: BBC)

He told Deadline: "I'm going to meet Jed in a couple of weeks, to have a chat and see what's in his brilliant brain.

"So I'm like, what can happen next? You know, with David. Because he had a hell of a couple months there. Where do you go with this guy?"

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I'm going to meet Jed in a couple of weeks, to have a chat and see what's in his brilliant brain. 

But Richard admits he could see a Bodyguard revival whereby all of the same actors return - including Keeley Hawes, who played Home Secretary Julia Montague in the drama - but play different parts, in a similar vein to US horror series American Horror Story.

Richard said he's keen to hear where Jed thinks the series could go (Credit: Splash/Brett D Cove)

"I also thought, maybe it's going to be like American Horror Story where, in the second series, it's a whole different incarnation of it, and I'm a royal and Keeley is on my protection team. And you get all the rest of the actors back, and we all do different things.

"But who knows what's in Jed’s mind. I'm very keen to hear."

However, Richard admitted he could see the programme only lasting for one series, because he believes TV is "moving away" from the idea of a successful show spanning multiple seasons.

Bodyguard was a smash hit when it aired earlier this year (Credit: BBC)

Bodyguard was watched by more than 17 million over 28 days during its time on the BBC, making the programme the largest audience for a TV show that wasn't a sporting or national event since 2010.

The show's writer and creator Jed, who created and pens Line of Duty, previously told The Sun viewers could expect up to THREE more series of the nail-biting drama.

"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.

Fans would certainly a welcome a series two!

However, anyone hoping for a second series may have to wait a while, as Jed's currently busy working on the fifth series of his other smash hit show, Line of Duty.

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It's recently been filming in Belfast with newcomer Stephen Graham.

He'll join series regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar for the brand new series, taking the role of the man behind the mysterious Balaclava Men who have been wreaking havoc for AC-12.

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