Netflix have bagged the rights to the BBC hit series “Bodyguard” which will premiere on the streaming service outside the UK and Ireland on October 24th. The 6-episode series stars Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes. Thos in the UK can still watch the series on iPlayer until March 2019.
After distinguishing himself by courageously neutralising a terrorist threat, troubled war veteran Police Sergeant David Budd of the Metropolitan Police’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) is assigned as a principal protection officer to the home secretary, the Rt Hon Julia Montague MP.
Julia is a controversial politician intent on pushing a new counterterrorism bill through Parliament which would give the security service enhanced surveillance powers. Her political ambitions make Julia a high-profile target. Dedicated to his job but concealing deep resentment of politicians following his traumas in Helmand, David’s divided loyalties might make him Julia’s greatest threat.