As the nation sits waiting for the final instalment of ‘Bodyguard’, the show’s creator Jed Mercurio has said he is getting a kick out of “winding up” fans ahead of the last episode.
The main thing ‘Bodyguard’ viewers are on the edge of the seat over is the fate of Keeley Hawes’ character Julia Montague, who was seemingly killed off halfway through the series.
However, due to the fact her body was never seen and various fans have pieced together signs that suggest she’s still alive, speculation has grown over whether producers might have been trolling us all along, which Jed has admitted that he and the cast are rather enjoying.
On Thursday, the BBC asked ‘Bodyguard’ fans for questions to ask Jed on ‘Newsnight’, to which Keeley responded: “Is Julia Montague alive?”
Responding to this during his ‘Newsnight’ interview, Jed said: “Well, I’m going to say what everyone is expecting me to say which is you’ll just have to wait.
“Keeley and I were exchanging texts today and we’re kind of enjoying the experience of winding everyone up. So, we’re looking forward to what the reaction will be on Sunday night.”
Earlier this week, Jed revealed that he had been enjoying reading fan speculation online in the lead-up to the last episode, teasing that some of them may have been right on the money.
He commented to ‘This Morning’: “We’re all sitting back and enjoying the speculation. It’s great that people have their own theories. Actually, I do look at some of the bigger theories and it’s interesting that occasionally there’s a grain of truth.”
‘Bodyguard’ has become the biggest drama on British TV in over a decade, so talk has already turned to whether a second series is on the horizon, but Jed claims even he doesn’t know yet.
“We’re just beginning that conversation with the BBC,” he said. “We know that people out there are loving series one and there would be an appetite for series two. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
The last instalment of ‘Bodyguard’ will air on BBC One on Sunday night at 9pm.