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Line Of Duty Creator Reveals 'No Plan' For More Series

Jess Hardiman

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Line Of Duty Creator Reveals 'No Plan' For More Series

After season six of Line of Duty wrapped earlier this year, we've all been desperately hoping that this isn't the end for Steve, Kate and their wisecracking gaffer Superintendent Hastings.

But creator Jed Mercurio has admitted there are currently no plans 'in place' for another series, having often been open with fans about the status of the show.

He did suggest that he'd be more than up for considering something if there was a way to make it happen, but was keen to stress that nothing is in the works right now.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mercurio said: "We're all so thrilled by the response to season six, it did so well.

"It's fantastic to be part of something like that, an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience that the cast and I all really loved being part of.

"If there was a way, we'd obviously look at that seriously, but just being honest with you, right now we don't have a plan in place."

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Previously, the BBC remained ambiguous about the future of the show, but hinted that it would be open to the idea of further episodes.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC's chief content officer, said in a statement in May: "Addictive event television, Line of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the last seven weeks, so it's no surprise that last night's jaw dropping finale set a ratings record.

"Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series.

"I'm looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be."

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Either way, Mercurio's keeping busy with other projects, including a new series called Trigger Point - which sees him reunite with Line of Duty star Vicky McClure as she takes on the role of a bomb disposal officer, and is likely to be on screen 'early next year'.

In his interview with BBC Breakfast, Mercurio added: "And then I'm sort of taking stock about what I'm going to do next - so, lots of lots of things possibly in the pipeline, it's a very exciting time."

He also spoke about his new sci-fi graphic novel Sleeper, which he has written alongside author Prasanna Puwanarajah.

When presenter Jon Kay suggested a Line of Duty graphic novel, Mercurio laughed, saying: "You say that as a joke, but who knows?"

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Line of Duty

Jess Hardiman
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