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20th Jun 2018

This is the new BBC thriller we’re all going to be hooked on this year

The network debuted the trailer earlier this week and fans have been going wild for it ever since.

Keeley Ryan

We can’t wait for this.

The first look at BBC One’s Bodyguard is here – and to be honest, we’re already kind of hooked.

The television series – which, no, isn’t a remake of the iconic Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner film – is the latest project from Line of Duty’s Jed Mercurio.

So, that alone has already caught our attention.

BBC One released the trailer for the six-part thriller earlier this week – and social media users have been buzzing with excitement ever since.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming TV series.


What is it about?

The six-part political thriller tells the story of a heroic war veteran, David Budd, who is now a member of the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

He is assigned to protect the Home Secretary, Julia Montague, a politician who stands for everything that he detests.

Tensions begin to rise as the pair clash, and – even based off the trailer – it looks like Julia’s bodyguard could soon become her biggest threat.

When does it start?

No start date has been officially confirmed for the series, although the trailer did say it was “coming soon.”

Who is in the series?

Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes plays the powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, while Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden plays David Budd.

Other cast members include Gina McKee, another Line of Duty alumni; Peaky Blinders’ Sophie Rundle; and Versailles’ Stuart Bowman.

The series was written by Jed Mercurio, who had previously worked with Keeley on Line of Duty and Richard on Medici: Masters of Florence.