‘Bodyguard‘, written and created by Jed Mercurio, is a BBC drama starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes as the protagonists. The show debuted on BBC One on 26 August 2018, garnering the highest viewership for the channel since 2008. ‘Bodyguard’ introduces us to war veteran David Budd (Madden), who joins as a police sergeant in the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. Here, he is assigned the task to protect the home secretary, Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP (Hawes). Montague, a ruthless and ambitious politician wants to design novel invasive surveillance techniques for the security forces. The controversial diplomat is often branded as a sociopath by her peers. Budd, who finds himself not agreeing with most of Montague’s policies, has to decide between duty and his own personal beliefs. Meanwhile, he also has to deal with the physical scars and psychological trauma from his time serving in a war-torn Afghanistan.
So, have you watched all the episodes of ‘Bodyguard’ yet? If yes, then you must be looking for shows in the same genre that explore similar concepts and themes. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Bodyguard’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Bodyguard’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018-)
The political action thriller drama, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’, is based on characters from Tom Clancy’s fictional world, ‘Ryanverse’. This Amazon Prime Video original is created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and stars John Krasinski as the eponymous protagonist. Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst who leaves his secured desk job and takes to the field after he finds out that a string of suspicious bank transfers is connected to an upcoming Islamic terrorist, Suleiman.
9. Line of Duty (2012-)
Created by Jed Mercurio, ‘Line of Duty‘ is a BBC police procedural drama. It debuted on BBC Two on 26 June 2012 and was branded as the channel’s best-performing drama series in ten years. The critically acclaimed show follows D.S. Steve Arnott, who is transferred to the Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) from his original post as an Authorised Firearms Officer after he denies to cover an illegal shooting by his own teammates. Here, he partners with the expert undercover officer named D.C. Kate Fleming to unravel corruption cases within the police force. The duo works under the supervision of Superintendent Ted Hastings. Other senior investigating officers include D.C.S. Patricia Carmichael from AC-3 and additional officials from AC-9. These members are responsible for rooting out corruption and unraveling the department’s links to the world of organized crime.