The UK's Most Popular Show In A Decade Is Coming To Netflix
It's the series that has taken the U.K. by storm, and now Aussies will get a chance to hop on the 'Bodyguard' bandwagon when it starts streaming next month.
The six-part BBC One drama stars Richard Madden as Sergeant David Budd, a war veteran suffering from PTSD and now working as a bodyguard for the Home Secretary, Julia Montague.
Montague is ambitious, conservative and stands for everything Budd is against politically, but when she's targeted by a group of mysterious assassins, he must step in to do his job.
The series stars Richard Madden as Budd, and Keeley Hawes as Montague. To say it's been a massive success in the U.K. would be a major understatement.
The BBC reported 11 million tuning in for the show's finale, making it the most watched program in the U.K. since 2011 and the BBC's biggest smash hit since the Doctor Who Christmas special in 2008.
Not only that but the show's first episode had the highest launch figure for a new drama on BBC since they began holding a record of numbers in 2002.
The stars celebrated the announcement following the finale's massive reception this week.
Now, it's good news for Aussies hankering for some solid British drama, with Netflix swiftly picking up the global rights outside the U.K. to the series.
The streaming giant will drop the series in Australia on October 24 from around 6pm AEDT, which IS a Wednesday, but you have almost an entire month to book in that "sick leave" *cough cough*.
Despite the massive ratings, the show's creator Jed Mercurio spoke to Digital Spy about his plans for a second season, saying he hadn't planned that far.
"I'm not projecting that far in the future. I think it's very hard to do that," Mercrutio said, "particularly because there are no guarantees that something will get recommissioned."
But as one of the most anticipated series of the year, we're fairly certain the BBC will be looking at those ratings with some big plans.
Featured image: BBC.