Richard Madden Stars in Trailer for Netflix Series Bodyguard

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Richard Madden Stars in Trailer for Netflix Series <i>Bodyguard</i>

Netflix  has released the trailer for BBC political thriller series Bodyguard, starring Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden, which arrives in the U.S. later this month through the streaming service.

Netflix  also shared a synopsis for the series, which, in the U.K., became the most-watched BBC drama since 2008 with its finale earlier this year:

Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic, but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?

The new trailer arrives on the heels of recent reports that Madden, best known to American audiences for playing Robb Stark on HBO’s juggernaut Game of Thrones, is in talks to take over as James Bond following Daniel Craig’s farewell in the forthcoming Bond 25.

This would potentially affect the odds of a second season for the hit six-part series, the fate of which was already up in the air on BBC after Netflix picked up international rights. Either way, fans outside of the U.K. and Ireland will soon get their chance to check out the British phenomenon.

Bodyguard arrives on Netflix Oct. 24.

Watch the trailer below.

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