Netflix drama “Bodyguard” has proven to be a smash with viewers in North American and in Britain, where the six-part thriller aired to record-breaking ratings on the BBC.
Not surprisingly, star Richard Madden confirms that talks are currently underway about producing a second season of the series, in which he plays a troubled Afghanistan war vet working as a bodyguard for a controversial British politician (Keeley Hawes).
“I’m having a conversation with [series creator Jed Mercurio] in about 10 days or something, when I’m back in the country, and we are just going to chat through some ideas,” the former “Game of Thrones” star told the Daily Mail.
“We never intended to make another one and I don’t know, I’m excited to see what he’s got, especially because [character] David [Budd] had quite a busy couple of months,” he continued. “So what do we do with him next?”
Hinting at what might be coming up for his character, Madden shared a hint.
“[David] probably needs a break,” he added. “But him, on the beach with a pina colada, I don’t think people are going to watch that as much. Less anxiety though, I would like less anxiety.”
While Netflix doesn’t reveal its streaming data, in the U.K. “Bodyguard” racked up some ridiculous ratings, peaking at more than 10 million viewers for the series finale.