Line of Duty gets 2 more series
5 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Line of Duty gets 2 more series

"Line of Duty" has been commissioned for another two series.

The show's creator Jed Mercurio recently revealed he had enough content to pen the fifth and sixth instalment of the police drama, and it looks like his admission sat well with the BBC as bosses at the broadcaster jumped at the chance to recommission it.

BBC boss Tony Hall said in a statement: "I am very excited to say there's not one but two more series of "Line of Duty". So hooray for AC-12!"

And the news will no doubt sit well with Jed as he said earlier this week that he wanted to know before he started penning series five, which was previously given the green light, whether that was going to be the end or not.

He said: "It's not my decision in the end. It's the broadcaster and the fans that are still watching the show, but I love making the show. We all love working together. So at the moment, no-one wants to stop making "Line of Duty".

Line of Duty to get 6th series?

5 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Line of Duty to get 6th series?

"I'd definitely like to be able to do a sixth series. That means we can approach the fifth series knowing that it's not going to be the last."

However, viewers will have to wait a while before they'll be able to watch the fifth series as they're not planning to start shooting until the end of next year.

Line of Duty to explore Superintendent Ted Hastings' past in future series

5 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Line of Duty to explore Superintendent Ted Hastings' past in future series

He explained: "The plan is we won't shoot "Line of Duty" series five until next year and that means it won't be on air until 2019. We haven't even decided if the next antagonist will be male or female, we are that far off from puzzling it out."

Although Jed hasn't started working on the script for the fifth instalment yet, the cast have to agree to some strict terms and conditions before they're given their lines.

A source said previously: "The cast's contracts stipulate they can't give away the show's secrets. That is the last thing any would want to do but if they did by accident they would be in breach of contract.

"And the consequences could be serious. They might even face financial penalties."

Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow to return?
26 July 2017

Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow to return?

Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow to return?
Danny-Boy Hatchard's dog has died
26 July 2017

Danny-Boy Hatchard's dog has died

Danny-Boy Hatchard's dog has died
Camilla Thurlow wants to present war documentaries
26 July 2017

Camilla Thurlow wants to present war documentaries

Camilla Thurlow wants to present war documentaries
Paul Nicholls receives a hamper of presents from medical staff at Thai hospital
26 July 2017

Paul Nicholls receives a hamper of presents from medical staff at Thai hospital

Paul Nicholls receives a hamper of presents from medical staff at Thai hospital
Stephanie Davis taken off bail over alleged assault
26 July 2017

Stephanie Davis taken off bail over alleged assault

Stephanie Davis taken off bail over alleged assault
Jodie Whittaker's medical training for Trust Me
26 July 2017

Jodie Whittaker's medical training for Trust Me

Jodie Whittaker's medical training for Trust Me
Michelle Hardwick 'still good friends' with ex-wife
26 July 2017

Michelle Hardwick 'still good friends' with ex-wife

Michelle Hardwick 'still good friends' with ex-wife
John Barrowman has appendix removed
26 July 2017

John Barrowman has appendix removed

John Barrowman has appendix removed
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies 'at it like rabbits'
26 July 2017

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies 'at it like rabbits'

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies 'at it like rabbits'
Casey Batchelor: Yoga has improved my sex life
26 July 2017

Casey Batchelor: Yoga has improved my sex life

Casey Batchelor: Yoga has improved my sex life
Gabby Allen to have boob job this year
26 July 2017

Gabby Allen to have boob job this year

Gabby Allen to have boob job this year
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies to have 'shotgun wedding'
26 July 2017

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies to have 'shotgun wedding'

Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies to have 'shotgun wedding'
Most viewed