BBC show Bodyguard broke several regional viewership records in the United Kingdom and also achieved multiple milestones. The six-episode series revolves around the imaginable character of Police Sergeant David Budd(Richard Madden) a British Military combat-experienced soldier who is facing PTSD and has begun working for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
He has been given the role of Principal Protection Officer (PPO) for the desirous Home Secretary Julia Montague whose politics he hates. With each passing episode, the drama put remarks on several matters related to the disputes of the government. The first season of the thriller was released on 26th August 2018.
Now, more than 2 years have passed since the drama was launched and fans are wondering whether Bodyguard season 2 will happen or not. Well, the answer to this question has just arrived so take a look at what it is –
Has Netflix Disclosed Bodyguard Season 2 Release Date?
Right now it’s seeming that season 2 can arrive in the future. In September 2018, Mercurio mentioned that he was on the way to start a conversation regarding the second season of the show. Thereafter, Madden comfortably put forward his intent to meet with Mercurio so that they can talk about the future of season 2.
In November 2019 Mercurio validated on Twitter that he had smashed a big barrier that was lying on the path of the second version of the drama. So, it is looking that the second season will arrive in the coming time. But unfortunately, till now creators haven’t given a green signal to Bodyguard Season 2.
So, the question arises why Showrunners are taking so much time to reveal their decisions. The reports of trusted sources like MANOFMANY suggest that creator, Jed Mercurio, and star Richard Madden are busy doing their other projects.
Mercurio is busy doing the production of the superhit detective show Line Of Duty which also faced temporary suspension the previous month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The director and scriptwriter, Mercurio has earlier promised to deliver the sixth season of Line Of Duty prior to giving more heed to the second season of Bodyguard.
How Will Bodyguard Season 2 Plot Be?
The introductory season of the series disclosed that Julia Montague was murdered by Luke Aitkens (Matt Stokoe) and his gangsters. Now, why did they do so? Well, they did so, so that they can block her from becoming PM and also for shifting more powers to the security services which would have given an opportunity to MI5 to see the kind of deceitful agreements that build the crime lord his money.
Ultimately, his deeds got disclosed and Aitkens was sent to prison including Budd’s Lorraine Craddock – a bent copper who gave Aitkens Juliya’s travel books and information of her security measures in place of money. It was also disclosed that train attacker Nadia wasn’t literally a weak sufferer but a secret explosive-creator. Again, Nadia and her arsonists’ companions worked with Lute Aitkens for funds – to create extra explosions and later their cause.
Free from any kind of accusations in Julia’s murder, David asks for support for his mental health problems and at the same time, he also improves his bonding with Vicky and their two kids. Initially, David was blamed for doing murder of Julia but later he proved himself innocent. In this way, the second season finished leaving no cliffhangers. Therefore, we can’t anticipate the incidents that can happen in season 2.
Who Will Be Part Of Bodyguard Season 2 Cast?
So far, Creators haven’t revealed any details about the cast of the upcoming season. But reports of trusted sources like Digitalspy claim that there is a maximum chance that Richard Madden will make a comeback to reprise his role of David Budd.
Script maker Mercurio has also hinted that in season 2, Budd will be back in action but saving a member of the monarchial family or foreign VIP instead of another politician. Creators can also introduce new actors in the show but it is not known yet who these new faces will be, but the lead stars will be the same as before. So, according to this, the actors who will be seen in season 2 are –
- Richard Madden will play his role of PS David Budd.
- Sophie Rundle will be seen as Vicky Budd.
- Keeley Hawes will portray the character of The Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP.
- Vincent Franklin will display the character of Mike Travis MP.
- Nicholas Gleaves will present the character of The Rt. Hon. Roger Penhaligon MP.
- David Westhead will play his role of The Rt. Hon. John Vosler MP.
- Paul Ready will deliver his role of Rob MacDonald.
- Gina McKee will be seen as Commander Anne Sampson.
- Pippa Haywood will portray the character of CSI Lorraine Craddock.
- Nina Toussaint-White will display the character of DS Louise Rayburn.
- Ash Tandon will present the character of DCI Deepak Sharma.
- Tom Brooke will be seen as Andy Apsted.
- Stuart Bowman will play his role of Stephen Hunter-Dunn.
- Michael Shaeffer will deliver his role of Richard Longcross.
- Stephanie Hyam will portray the character of Chanel Dyson.
- Matt Stokoe will display the character of Luke Aikens.
- Anjli Mohindra will present the character of Nadia Ali.
Some other actors like Matt Stokoe, Anjli Mohindra, Matthew Stagg, Bella Padden, Shubham Saraf, and many other actors are expected to return.
How Many Episodes Will Be In Bodyguard Season 2?
In the previous season, we have seen 6 episodes including –
- Episode #1.1
- Episode #1.2
- Episode #1.3
- Episode #1.4
- Episode #1.5
- Episode #1.6
Trusted sources haven’t revealed any information about the episodes of the next season but speculations are hinting that season 2 will also have 6 episodes. However, this is just a prediction, the authentic information will be disclosed only after the launch of the series.
Is There Any News of Bodyguard Season 2 Trailer?
We can’t provide you any details about the trailer of season 2 as the creators haven’t disclosed any information about it. If they reveal any information in the future we will let you know. Till then you can watch the previous season’s trailer embedded above.