Bodyguard – the new thriller series from Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio – will premiere on BBC One on Sunday August 26th at 9pm, it has been announced. The second episode will air on Monday August 27th, with all subsequent episodes airing in the show’s regular Sunday night 9pm time-slot.
Bodyguard is set in and around the corridors of power and tells the story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?
The six episode series, which was originally commissioned back in August 2016, was created and penned by Mercurio and is being produced for BBC One by Line Of Duty indie World Productions. In addition to Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes, the cast also includes: Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Pippa Haywood and Stephanie Hyam. The directors are Thomas Vincent and John Strickland. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio and Simon Heath for World Productions and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC One.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.