Times have changed; our first ‘King In The North’ was last seen as a spy for British intelligence! Yes, we are talking about Richard Madden in BBC’s political thriller drama Bodyguard. The show first premiered in August 2018. Since then, fans have been anticipating the return of the series with Bodyguard season 2. But all they have so far is disappointment. Is it really worth the wait? Is Bodyguard Season 2 Coming Back? Keep reading to find out.
Is Bodyguard Season 2 Coming?
The first season of Netflix’s Bodyguard premiered on August 26, 2018. Meanwhile, regarding Bodyguards season 2, here’s what we know. The political thriller series was originally announced as a miniseries by the platform. Hence the chance of return was high. There has been some buzz about the possible second season every now and then in these four years. But nothing has ever been officially confirmed.
When asked about the future of the series, creator Jed Mercurio said in an interview, “Well, that was a nice little series, but we’ll just leave it at that. And they won’t be around anymore. So in that sense I You are a hostage to the fortune. And we feel very privileged and fortunate that there has been such a response that it gives us the opportunity to at least think about doing more.” Therefore, based on what he said, the chances of the series coming back are very bleak.
What to expect from Bodyguard Season 2?
Despite the fact that Budd couldn’t protect Julia Montague, he was able to clear his name and discover who was behind the murder plot. He also uncovered a plot to discredit Montague within MI-5 and the House of Commons. The eponymous bodyguard was finally reunited with his family and eventually sought treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder, which left him in a much better place.
Budd’s story isn’t over, though: there’s a chance organized crime might take revenge on him for arresting their commander, who was working with Budd’s employer, Police Commissioner Lorraine Craddock. Nadia Ali also exposed herself as the terrorist mastermind Budd had been looking for all along, hinting that she might return. In Bodyguard Season 2, David Budd may face an entirely new scenario, where he can be summoned to protect a foreign diplomat or a member of the royal family.
Meanwhile, in November 2019, Jed Mercurio jokingly teased fans with a Tweet about Bodyguard Season 2. In the Tweet he wrote: What keeps the development of #bodyguard Series 2 is the search for a dramatically sympathetic reason not to kill the minister in the first five minutes! But this was enough for fans to keep their hopes alive.
Who will be in the second season?
The cast of Netflix’s political thriller series Bodyguard is made up of an outstanding cast of cast members who have put on brilliant performances. The show stars Game Of Thrones famed Richard Madden in the lead role of David Budd. The series also features Gina McKee as Commander Anne Sampson, Sophie Rundle as Vicky Budd, and Nina Toussaint-White as DS Louise Rayburn. Meanwhile, the cast also includes Ash Tandon as DCI Deepak Sharma and Keeley Hawes as Julia Montague. Paul Ready appears as Rob MacDonald.
Then there’s Vincent Franklin, starring Mike Travis, Matt Stokoe as Luke, Pippa Haywood as Lorraine Craddock, and Stephanie Hyam as Chanel Dyson. If the series is relaunched for Bodyguard Season 2, most of these protagonists will likely return to reprise their roles. On the other hand, there might also be a new addition to the cast in the potential second season.
The sniper attack!
The sequence with David’s friend Andy as the sniper was also mentioned earlier. It seemed to appear out of nowhere. When the driver was suddenly shot, David and Julia had a simple conversation in the car. A few more shots were fired and blood splattered in all directions.
The next few minutes were tense to say the least. David grabbed Julia’s hand as she sat bloodied and scared and tried to keep her still as an active gunman chased after them. The culmination of an action packed sequence of fantastic moments was watching David get them to safety.
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