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  • Premiered: 
    August 26, 2018
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jed Mercurio 
  • Subject Matter: Political
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Set in and around the corridors of power, BODYGUARD is a one-hour drama series that tells the fictional story of David Budd, a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, David finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. As the capital shudders in the wake of the recent attacks, David is under more pressure than ever to keep Julia safe. The threat does nothing to curb Julia's political ambitions, as her counter terrorism bill takes another step towards becoming law, provoking political rivalries. With the police marginalized from the investigation into the attacks in favor of the Security Service, David -- unsure of whom to trust -- is caught between the Home Secretary and his superiors' demands for intelligence on Julia's activities. With the UK terror threat level raised to severe, Julia holds secret meetings with the Director General of the Security Service -- freezing out her own Minister for Counter Terrorism and the police, led by Commander Anne Sampson. Meanwhile, David is on high alert as Julia's hardline stance on national security propels her further into the public eye. With his home life becoming more difficult, it appears as if David's natural animosity towards the Home Secretary is beginning to fade. BODYGUARD had its U.S. premiere on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the six-episode series.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by World Productions