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Adrian Dunbar says Line of Duty series seven could return for 'three or four episodes'

Joe Harker

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Adrian Dunbar says Line of Duty series seven could return for 'three or four episodes'

Adrian Dunbar thinks Line of Duty could be back for a seventh season and thinks he'll hear something about it very soon.

When it wrapped up last year, seemingly for good, Line of Duty split fans over the revealed identity of 'H' and left us with a sense that the show might be over.

Dunbar's character of Superintendent Ted Hastings ended the show being forced into retirement and told that his anti-corruption team AC-12 was being shut down and merged into other teams.

Series creator Jed Mercurio said after the sixth series wrapped up that he had no plans in place to return to the show.

However, there have been rumours that a seventh season is on the cards while stars Vicky McClure and Martin Compston have teased the possibility of one last hurrah for AC-12.

Dunbar has also weighed in on the possibility of a comeback for Line of Duty, and he's been suggesting it's going to happen in some form or another.

Adrian Dunbar thinks there could be 'three or four episode' left in Line of Duty. Credit: Tommy London/Alamy Stock Photo
Adrian Dunbar thinks there could be 'three or four episode' left in Line of Duty. Credit: Tommy London/Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to The Times, the actor said he's got a curry planned for 29 August with Line of Duty co-stars Compston and McClure, along with Mercurio.

The star thinks 'we might hear something' on the possibility of the show making a return when he sits down for the meal with everyone, and he's got some ideas on what form it could take.

He said: "There’s a big appetite for more Line of Duty. It could be three or four episodes, I don’t think there’s going to be six for some reason.

"It might be two 90 minutes. But it’s all entirely down to Jed what the storyline is going to be. It's a big ask for him. It’s going to be really good. Maybe someone’s going to die.

"Someone’s going to be under threat. He doesn't mind killing characters off. Maybe he'll kill us all off. A terrible car crash when we're rushing to the scene of a crime? We’ll have to leave it to him."

We might not have seen the last of Ted Hastings and his mission to catch bent coppers. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
We might not have seen the last of Ted Hastings and his mission to catch bent coppers. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

We might know who 'H' is now but the way Line of Duty ended made it clear there will always be bent coppers for Ted Hastings and his team to weed out.

The last episode of Line of Duty attracted a whopping 15.4 million viewers so a possible return for Ted Hastings and the team would likely be of interest to a lot of people who want to see what happens next.

It ended up being the most watched British drama this century, and if Jed Mercurio thinks there's unfinished business then who are we to argue?

Then again, here's hoping he doesn't go through with Dunbar's suggestion of bringing them all back only to kill them all off.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, Line of Duty

Joe Harker
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