Who better to have a timely take on modern day political fractions than the man behind Line of Duty, Jed Mercurio, who returns to the BBC for a heart-racing, six-part police drama?
Who is in the cast of Bodyguard?
Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella, Electric Dreams) plays David Budd, a troubled war veteran turned civilian who works as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Metropolitan Police. Madden is joined by Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, The Durrells, The Missing) who takes on the role of Home Secretary Julia Montague.
What is Bodyguard about?
Set in the corridors of power, this is the fictional story of David Budd (Madden), a volatile war veteran who now works as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London's Metropolitan Police Service.
He is assigned to the protect 'the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary' Julia Montague (Hawes), whose politics stand in direct contrast his. She stands for everything he hates, and Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Despite being responsible for her safety, is it possible that he could be her biggest threat?
'Jed has created a remarkable story that resonates with the very heart of modern-day London and real characters trying to survive in this world,' Madden told the BBC.
Bodyguard air dates and times TBD. But keep an eye out - we predict the show airs this September 2018
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