TV Tonight can reveal Seven will have a Free to Air premiere of hit 2018 thriller Bodyguard.
The World Productions drama was produced for BBC but falls under ITV Studios distribution. It premiered in Australia on Netflix to rave reviews. In the UK it broke viewing records.
Such word of mouth will mean many who don’t subscribe to the streaming service would be well aware of its success.
Written by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) the series stars Richard Madden & Keeley Hawes.
It will premiere later this month.
After distinguishing himself by courageously neutralising a terrorist threat, troubled war veteran Police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden) of the Metropolitan Police’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) is assigned as a Principal Protection Officer to the Home Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Julia Montague, MP (Keeley Hawes). Julia is a controversial politician intent on pushing a new counter terrorism bill through Parliament which would give the Security Service enhanced surveillance powers. Her political ambitions make Julia a high profile target. Dedicated to his job but concealing deep resentment of politicians following his traumas in Helmand, David’s divided loyalties might make him Julia’s greatest threat.