Magazine article Screen International

'Bodyguard' Heads to Netflix

Magazine article Screen International

'Bodyguard' Heads to Netflix

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SVoD picked up the global rights to BBC1 hit at script stage.

‘Bodyguard’

Netflix has held the global rights to World Productions’ hit BBC1 Sunday night drama Bodyguard from script stage, it has emerged.

The SVoD platform will carry Jed Mercurio’s six-part thriller outside of the UK, Ireland and China from 24 October after signing a deal with ITV StudiosGlobal Entertainment early in the show’s development.

Bodyguard is the UK’s biggest drama launch in more than a decade and has been held up as a prime example of the power of linear scheduling in the Netflix era. …

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