Line Of Duty Resumes Filming As Season Six Release Gets On Track For 2021
Filming has resumed on the new series of Line of Duty, which the BBC has confirmed is due to air next year.
The forthcoming sixth season of the hugely popular police thriller will feature a brand new case for AC-12, this time featuring DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case.
And now, six months after production ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, filming has been able to recommence to get things back on track for a 2021 release.
The show's writer and creator Jed Mercurio 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."
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
Martin Compston was pictured reprising his role as DS Steve Arnott yesterday as the cameras started rolling again, returning alongside series regulars Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure.
Newcomers Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah will also be joining the cast for the new instalment.
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And 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!"
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.
Series six of Line of Duty is due to air on BBC One next year, but in the meantime you can catch the first five series on BBC iPlayer.
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