Jim Broadbent would be up for a second series of Bodyguard if Jed Mercurio changes his mind

Jim Broadbent said a role in series two of would ‘suit’ him.

The hit drama stars as protection officer David Budd, who is assigned to protect the life of ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague, played by .

It has been smashing it in the ratings and fans have called for a second series, including actor Broadbent.

He told Bang Showbiz: ‘I would be interested in that. If there was something that suits me I’d be there.

‘TV drama is fantastic at the moment, I’ve been watching a lot, you just get lost in it and the production is very engaging and is getting better all the time, it’s very slick, I’m impressed.

‘Second series of Bodyguard, if they’ve got a role, yes!’

Jim, 69, added that he wants a character who isn’t ‘retired or about to die’.

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‘The trouble is when you get to my age the role is that you’re either retired or you’re about to die. They’d have to get me a good part!’ he said.

However creator and writer Mercurio in response to a story claiming he had ‘some ideas’ for another outing.

Taking to Twitter in response to the piece, headlined ‘Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio reveals plans for second series of smash hit’, he remarked: ‘The accuracy of this headline would be markedly improved by inserting the word “doesn’t” before “reveals” (and removing the s).’

Speaking to Metro, Mercurio explained how it’s yet to be decided whether the show will be picked up for a second series – despite the show’s crazy success.

Asked if the Bodyguard will get a second series, Jed said: ‘I really don’t know.

‘The approach to it was definitely that we would just focus on this series and if we’re fortunate enough it’s successful and the wants to do more, and we can find a way of setting up production, then yes definitely I’d be open to the idea.

‘But there’s been absolutely no discussion about a second series yet, there’s certainly no plan to do a second series yet until we’ve had that conversation with the .’

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Bodyguard airs Sundays at 9pm on One

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