It has become the biggest new drama on British television in more than a decade.
And after the success of BBC's political thriller Bodyguard, writer Jed Mercurio has revealed that plans for second series are in the pipeline.
The six-part show – starring Keeley Hawes as the Minister of the Interior and Richard Madden as the officer who had to protect her – only earned 10.4 million for the first episode.
There will be more: after the success of BBC's political thriller Bodyguard, writer Jed Mercurio has revealed that a second series is in the pipeline
Jed told The Mirror: "I have some ideas for a second series, but it is worth waiting until the run is ready to see which pieces worked and which pieces did not work for the audience.
We clearly need to offer the public a Bodyguard experience if we are lucky enough to get a second series, which are conversations for the future. & # 39;
Speaking of what awaits the fourth episode, the maker of Line Of Duty teased: "I've packed some red herring, you have to have a number of possible answers in the game and that's all about what you've let the audience know. know further and what you love them. & # 39;
Head full of ideas: Jed said: "I have some ideas for a second series, but it is worth waiting until the run is ready to see from the survey which pieces worked & # 39;
Impressive: the BBC One series – starring Keeley Hawes as the Minister of the Interior and Richard Madden – has achieved consolidated viewing figures of 10.4 million for the first episode
In the first episode, Bodyguard had an average overnight rating of 6.7 million and a public share of 35%, said the BBC. The program reached a peak with 6.9 million viewers.
After the explosive first episode, Jed revealed his hope for a second series on Twitter.
Prior to the show, Amber Rudd, 55, wrote an article in The Sunday Times in which she explained her personal experiences with working with her bodyguard during her time as Minister of Home Affairs.
Well received: the series, written and made by Jed Mercurio from Line Of Duty, began on 26 August, when it scored the highest nightly audience this year for a drama launch
Happy with the answer to the political thriller, Jed shared the article with the words: "Thank you to Amber Rudd for an interesting and thought-provoking article about Bodyguard. Maybe she will honor us with a cameo appearance when we get a second series! & # 39;
Last Sunday, no less than 6.7 million viewers signed up to watch the third installment of the political thriller, while 3.1 million ITV's Napoleonic series watched Vanity Fair.
During the episode, Budd continued his relationship with Julie Montague, the secret of Miss Hawes, in a series of steamy rendezvousjes.
Terror: Bodyguard's third installment saw Budd continue his relationship with Home Secretary Julie Montague before handling a dramatic murder attempt
At one point the former army officer, who after a time in Afghanistan was suffering from PTSS, tried to strangle her after waking him up at night – before he realized who she was.
The dark themes continued when the Interior Minister was again murdered. She gave a speech about plans to increase the surveillance power when a bomb explodes, throwing Budd and Budd in the air.
Budd crawled through debris to reach the pastor, whose charred body seems lifeless.
Bodyguard continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9:00 PM.
Cliffhanger: The explosion happened while Julie gave a talk about plans to increase supervisory powers, throwing her and Budd in the air