‘Line of Duty’ Season 6 is in the works and it is no surprise after the mass viewership it gained in season 5.
A whopping 13.5m viewers watched the season 5 finale of ‘Line of Duty’ in the UK and they are eagerly waiting for the next segment. The good news is that the sixth season of the BBC police drama is already in the works. The pandemic has posed disturbance in the shooting, but we finally have more details on the upcoming season. Here’s everything we know, exclusively for you, especially if you just can’t wait to find out what AC-12 will be up to next.
- Casting updates of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
- Who’s the next guest star in the upcoming season of ‘Line of Duty’?
- Filming updates of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
- Release date of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
Casting updates of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings), and Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming) are series regulars and are all confirmed to return for the next season. Jed Mercurio, the writer, and showrunner is also back on board. We can expect the new season to have many twists and turns, since Mercurio is writing, and to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. The cast of ‘Line of Duty’ had a reunion in a pub at the end of November, where we heard Compston already making jokes about Steve’s infamous waistcoats!
Who’s the next guest star in season 6 of ‘Line of Duty’?
In every season, the anti-corruption team investigates a new character. This time, it’s the turn of Joanne Davidson, the Detective Chief Inspector to be played by Scottish actor Kelly Macdonald. Her unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12 though she is described as “the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder”.
“DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced”,
This is too big a statement, especially if you’re familiar with the performances of previous guest stars like Keeley Hawes and Thandie Newton. Kelly Macdonald is a known face for many, with a slew of TV appearances and big films like ‘Trainspotting’ and ‘Gosford Park’ on her CV. She is also famous among youngsters for her role as Helena Ravenclaw in the Harry Potter series. Moreover, she is the voice of Merida in Disney’s ‘Brave’, which makes her a Disney princess. She is already playing a police detective in the stylish BBC drama ‘Giri/Haji’.
Filming updates of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
The Coronavirus pandemic had halted the production of the show in March 2020. But the crew resumed filming in early September when restrictions were lifted. Currently, they are still busy with the shoot. Sharing his excitement after the filming started again, Mercurio is busy posting many BTS shots on his Twitter.
Release date of ‘Line of Duty’ Season 6
Radio Times confirmed in November 2020 that season 6 will finally hit our screens in March 2021. Four months isn’t bad considering fans have been waiting over a year now, but the exact dates are still not confirmed. Till the official announcement is made, Mercurio is keeping us guessing with sneak peeks of the action on his social media. Each one of the devoted fans of the show knows that it’s always worth the wait for Mercurio’s trademark drama. The upcoming Season of ‘Line of Duty’ won’t be any less.
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