Bodyguard season 2 renewal decision coming soon, says Richard Madden

Bodyguard episode 2For everyone out there who is eager on news on a Bodyguard season 2 renewal, rest assured that there is some more information coming on that subject sooner rather than later.

Speaking via Entertainment Weekly following the big Golden Globe nomination announcement, series lead Richard Madden (who was nominated alongside the series itself) made it clear that there is a meeting happening “tomorrow” to determine the show’s future. Following that they will “know then if it’s going to happen or not.”

Here’s the thing — we don’t think the Golden Globes are actually going to make a huge difference in determining the show’s future — they certainly don’t hurt, but even without that Bodyguard was routinely one of the biggest success stories on all of television. We’re talking here about a program that dominated British television in the time in which it was on the air, generating big ratings and getting a lot of discussion to go along with that. It felt like a lock to get another season just based on almost all of that alone.

For us, the real question when it comes to a Bodyguard season 2 is precisely when it will happen — most notably, whether or not we could actually get it in 2019. While it’s possible, we’re accustomed at this point to British shows keeping up waiting for a while. Just take a look at Luther, which often takes hiatuses of many years. Our feeling is that an early 2019 launch is a little bit more likely; personally, the idea of BBC One pairing this and a new season of Call the Midwife has to be extremely attractive. This would be the sort of thing that actually blew the vast majority of other shows on the schedule completely out of the water.

Even if new episodes don’t come for Bodyguard in a rather-long time, the silver lining here may just be that this gives viewers out there a lot of opportunities to find it and start watching. For one reason or another, this is not a series that has necessarily taken off just yet in America even though there are about a billion or so different reasons why everyone should consider giving it a watch. It’s intense, it’s timely, and it has one of the biggest surprises imaginable at one point during the season. We don’t want to say too much more than that just in case you are someone out there who hasn’t gotten an opportunity to see it yet.

Rest assured, though — once there is more news out there on the future of Bodyguard, we will absolutely have it for you here.

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