Bodyguard was a massive hit for Netflix when it aired in 2018. But since then, everyone has been asking about Bodyguard season 2, and it hasn’t happened yet. So is it ever coming?
For those who don’t recall, the series followed David Budd (played by Richard Madden, who won a Golden Globe Award for the role) as he was assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes). While David vehemently disagrees with Julia’s politics, he has to keep her alive, and that’s just the start of a dangerous operation.
The first season finale reached over 17 million viewers when it aired in the United Kingdom on BBC One, and the Netflix audience was also enraptured by the show. But its future remains the biggest mystery of the series.
How many seasons of Bodyguard are there?
As the above indicates, so far there’s only been one season of Bodyguard, which is still available on Netflix to stream if you want to rewatch it (or somehow haven’t seen it yet—which you should immediately).
Aside from Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden, the cast also includes Sophie Rundle (Gentleman Jack, The Nest) as David Budd’s estranged wife Vicky, Gina McKee (Line of Duty) as David’s boss, and Nina Toussaint-White (Doctor Who) as Detective Sergeant Louise Rayburn, who could become either an enemy or an ally for him.
Here’s the original Netflix trailer from 2018 to refresh your memory:
Is season 2 of Bodyguard going to happen?
To this date, the show hasn’t officially been renewed for season 2, but it hasn’t been canceled either. This is one of those series that’s been living in limbo.
The future of the show seems to rest with creator and writer Jed Mercurio, who’s been busy with another little series TV fans might know called Line of Duty.
Simon Heath, who produces both shows with Mercurio, stirred up interest again back in March 2021 when he told UK website Metro that he’s “reasonably confident” we’ll see a second season of Bodyguard.
But that’s his perspective and not an official press release from Netflix or the BBC, so there is no official word on the show’s future.
Bodyguard season 2 release date
Should there be Bodyguard season 2 on Netflix, it’ll be interesting to see when the streamer lines up its release. The show aired in August on the BBC but obviously those two things don’t have to coordinate.
But any Bodyguard season 2 release date would be welcome considering that it’s been years to wait so far. Chances are whenever it drops, if it does come to fruition, Netflix viewers will flock to see where the characters are now.Next: Bridgerton season 3 release date updates