BBC Confirms Line Of Duty Series 6 Will Air By The End Of March 2021
The BBC has announced that Line of Duty series 6 will air by the end of March 2021.
Alongside His Dark Materials and Doctor Who, Line of Duty is expected to return to our screens 'in the period up to the end of March'.
Filming for the fan favourite show resumed in September with all the crew in Belfast after production ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The sixth instalment of the police thriller will feature a brand new case for AC-12, this time investigating DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case. Sounds juicy.
Series regulars Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure will all return, alongside Line of Duty newcomers Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah.
#LineofDuty6 Grilling a bent copper ... before and after pic.twitter.com/UMKYZvrJbm
- Jed Mercurio (@jed_mercurio) November 4, 2020
The show's writer and creator, Jed Mercurio, has been posting regular updates on Twitter and said: "We know Line of Duty fans are desperate for Series 6 and we hope we can get it on air as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your patience in these difficult times."
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It seems cast are delighted to be back in action, with Compston saying: "It's been a long few months and it will be a different way of working from when we stopped, but I'm delighted to be back on the case with the Line of Duty team!"
Seems like a very long time between these two takes. It's great to be back filming #LineofDuty. pic.twitter.com/OvkUxZQ6nI
- Jed Mercurio (@jed_mercurio) September 1, 2020
Vicky McClure, who plays DI Kate Fleming, said: "Been sitting on these incredible scripts for some time now, so I'm really looking forward to getting back to it and seeing the Line of Duty family."
And Adrian Dunbar, who features as Supt. Ted Hastings, added: "Even with the imposition of Covid restrictions I can't hide my excitement at getting the team back together. So many people wondering... what happens next?"
The BBC said the production team for the show will adhere to 'comprehensive protocols to ensure that the new series is produced in a safe and responsible manner', working alongside independent health and safety consultants, in full consultation with industry partners, and in accordance with all current government guidelines on Covid-19.
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