‘Bodyguard’ on Netflix

(Above: Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in ‘Bodyguard.’ Source: Netflix)

In a rare non-Friday debut for a Netflix drama series, the streamer will drop BBC One’s mega-hit Bodyguard on a Wednesday — tomorrow, October 24.

The series stars Richard Madden (Robb Stark in Game of Thrones) as a London police officer assigned to protect a top government official played by Keeley Hawes (Lady Agnes Holland in 2012’s Upstairs Downstairs). But her bodyguard is a volatile war vet “torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?”

The first season’s six hour-long episodes ran weekly in the UK from August 26 through September 23. The final episode, BBC One said today, has now been watched by 17.1 million Brits – the highest ratings for any drama series “since current records began in 2002.”

Top stream or for more info, visit netflix.com/bodyguard.

If you like Bodyguard, you might also want to check out creator Jed Mecurio’s previous major hit – BBC Two’s police procedural Line of Duty, which has been running since 2012. That series was once on Netflix, but no longer. Instead, you can find the first two seasons (11 episodes) for free on Yahoo View or Tubi TV, the first three seasons (17 episodes) on subscription streamer Acorn TV, and the first four seasons (23 episodes) on Hulu. At least two more seasons will be produced as well.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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