Bodyguard creator is making a new cold case TV show drama and it sounds brilliant 1 month ago

Bodyguard creator is making a new cold case TV show drama and it sounds brilliant

Hell, yes.

Bodyguard was one of our favourite TV shows of last year (or this year if you only watched it on Netflix). And don't even get us started on Line Of Duty.

They gripped us to no end and we just couldn't wait to get to the end of both series.

Well, if you loved the aforementioned then you'll be excited to find out that the creator of both TV shows is creating another cold case television drama.

Jed Mercurio is back with his latest offering, named Bloodlands, and we can't wait for it to drop. The drama has been written by Chris Brandon and will be set in Northern Ireland.

It's basically a cat-and-mouse series that will follow police detective Tom Brannick. He finds a suicide note in a car and links it back to an infamous cold case - that has personal significance for him.

James Nesbitt has been confirmed as the lead, and according to Tyla, he said at the Belfast Media Festival today: "It's great to be back making a drama in and about Northern Ireland, which now has a film and television industry as good as any in the world.

"We have compelling scripts from a brilliant young writer who was raised in County Down, which are very exciting and psychologically complex. I can't wait to start."

Bodyguard became the most watched drama on the BBC in a decade while Line Of Duty has just been confirmed for a sixth series.

If Bloodlands are anything like those two, we just know we're going to be gripped.