Bodyguard star Richard Madden, 32, reveals he is in talks for ‘angst-filled’ second series of gripping BBC drama
It’s the show that broke records by becoming the biggest BBC drama in a decade.
And Richard Madden revealed that Bodyguard could return for a second series, meeting show creator Jed Mercurio later this month.
The Scottish star said: “I’ll have a chat with him in ten days or so, when I get back in the country, and we’ll just talk through some ideas.”
Richard Madden, above, has revealed that Bodyguard could return for a second series, as he meets up with the show’s creator. The Bodyguard star, 32, has joined a judging panel of industry experts to decide five nominees for the BAFTA EE Rising Star award.
Madden, 32, came to life overnight playing troubled protection officer David Budd.
More than 10.4 million people were glued to their television screens to find out who killed Home Secretary Julia Montague – Kelly Hawes – at the show’s finale.
Added Madden, “We never intended to make another one and I don’t know, I’m excited to see what he’s got, especially because David (Bud) has been busy for a couple of months.” So what are we going to do with him next?
Madden said he’s particularly concerned that audiences will stop watching the show after the death of Miss Howes’ character, Julia Montague, pictured above with Madden, who played Richard Budd on the series
“Because maybe he needs a break…but he is, on the beach with a pina colada, I don’t think people will see that much. But worry less, I’d like less anxiety.”
Speaking at Bafta in London, where he is on the jury to determine the shortlist for the EE Rising Star Award from the Academy, Madden said he had yet to regain his composure after the success of the series.
“It’s still weird and it keeps spinning because the show was really great here and did so well and then it’s now in America (where it’s on Netflix), and that rolling thing,” he said.
Madden said he was particularly concerned that audiences would stop watching the show after the death of Miss Howes’ character.
Madden, 32, became a trance overnight playing brooding, but troubled protection officer David Budd, above. More than 10.4 million people were glued to their TV screens to find out who killed Home Secretary Julia Montague – Kelly Hawes – at the show’s finale
But he added, “It’s just exciting that a show so small that didn’t have a huge budget and had such a group of actors working really hard, it’s really inspiring that this was so good and not for any kind of glory, we just thought we were doing a show that we wanted.”
The shortlist for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award will be announced on January 3, and the award winner will be revealed on February 10.