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​Martin Compston Shares Sneak Peek Of Script For Line Of Duty Season 6

Jess Hardiman

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​Martin Compston Shares Sneak Peek Of Script For Line Of Duty Season 6

Martin Compston has teased Line of Duty fans with a sneak peek of the script for season six, and while it's not giving much away, it's certainly succeeded in getting us all excited for the next instalment.

Sharing a photo of the script for the first episode, Compston wrote on social media: "Guys... I'm scared."

He also shared a second photo on his Instagram Stories, joking: "Don't look directly at it."

Many people commented to say how hyped they were for the show's return, with one saying: "You are scared??? I've just peed myself with excitement."

Someone else added: "This has made my CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh soooooo excited."

A third also said they hoped showrunner Jed Mercurio would be 'good to Steve this year', saying Compston's character had been 'through the mill'.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

We don't have a date for the sixth season just yet, but we do know that filming will kick off at some point 'next year' - as revealed when the BBC announced actor Kelly Macdonald would be starring as guest lead for the new series.

She'll be playing Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the 'senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12'.

Line of Duty writer and showrunner Jed Mercurio said: "We're honoured that Kelly Macdonald will join Martin, Vicky and Adrian in series six of Line Of Duty. DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced."

Macdonald, who is known for roles in the likes of Trainspotting, Gosford Park, State Of Play, No Country For Old Men, Boardwalk Empire, The Victim and Giri/Haji, will star opposite series leads Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, who are also confirmed to return.

Kelly Macdonald. Credit: PA
Kelly Macdonald. Credit: PA

Simon Heath, CEO and Creative Director of World Productions, said: "The Line Of Duty team have always been huge fans of her work, so we're thrilled Kelly has agreed to join us this series to pit her wits against AC-12."

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, added: "We're delighted that Kelly Macdonald is coming on board for series six. She's one of the UK's most versatile actors and we're excited for viewers to see what Jed's scripts have in store for her when she joins the Line Of Duty team."

According to a press release from the BBC, the last episode of Line of Duty - the season five finale, which aired back in May - was the most watched programme of the year so far, with a 28-day figure of 13.7 million viewers across all TV and online viewing.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Line of Duty

Jess Hardiman
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