The most-watched drama of 2018 - Bodyguard - is reportedly set to return for a second series.
From the makers of Line Of Duty, the first series told the fictional story of David Budd (Madden), a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
A source told The Sun: "The drama is the most eagerly-anticipated in the world of TV and all the stars are finally aligning...
"Mercurio has always been too preoccupied with Line of Duty to apply himself to Bodyguard II, and after the show’s success, Madden was snapped up by Hollywood. Now with both men available, the creative process has kicked off and the BBC are thrilled it could materialise within the next two years."
The BBC declined to comment.