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If, like us, you've been on the edge of your seats waiting to hear news of when the hit BBC show, Line of Duty, is back, then this will be music to your ears.
One of the show’s stars Martin Compston, who plays DS Steve Arnott, appeared on Lorraine this morning to reveal when the show will be back on our screens.
“I think around about April probably,” Martin told the show’s host, “We just need to finish and hand over to the BBC scheduling gods, but I think it will be April, that’s the time they normally put it on,” he confirmed.
Martin has been teasing his social media fans for months, sharing pictures of him and his co-stars back on set, and even one of him and the actor who played dodgy cop Dot Cottan – otherwise known as ‘The Caddy’.
The last series of the show finished in April 2017, and fans have been waiting to hear news of the new series ever since.
In September, series creator Jed Mercurio gave us a rough idea when it would be back. He said, “With Line of Duty we’re shooting series five now, and series six has been commissioned which we’re going to shoot hopefully in the next couple of years.”
“So yeah Line of Duty should be on air, series five early in 2019,” he added.
He also spoke about what we should expect from the new series, revealing that they’re trying a whole host of different ideas.
Jed said, “There are things we haven’t done before, characters we haven’t seen before and that I think’s part of the construction of the series.”
In the last series we saw Thandie Newton join the cast as DCI Roseanne Huntley, with the team investigating her and her colleagues when Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield is murdered. There was a big cliff hanger at the end of the episode, when (spoiler alert!) it was revealed that infamous criminal ‘balaclava man’ wasn’t just one man, but in fact a team of men.
Actor Steven Graham, most known for his role in film This is England, will join the cast of the hit series in season five, as a possible suspect for the team. And of course our favourites will be back – which include actors Adrian Dunbar, who plays Ted Hastings, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure, as Kate Fleming, all reprising their roles at AC-12.
We can’t wait for the new series to start! Hurry up April…