Watch the trailer for ‘The Durrells’ star Keeley Hawes’ new BBC thriller ‘Bodyguard’

The first trailer has been released for Bodyguard, a new BBC thriller series from the creator of Line of Duty.

The Durrells star Keeley Hawes and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden lead the cast of the six-part drama.

They’ll be joined by Gina McKee (Our Friends In The North), Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), Vincent Franklin (Happy Valley) and Rowena King (Trauma).

Bodyguard begins on BBC One in the UK next month.

Watch the trailer:

Written by Jed Mercurio, Bodyguard tells 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 of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?

Keeley Hawes will begin filming a fourth season of The Durrells later this summer in Corfu.