It's been a long time coming, but fans of BBC's much-loved police drama Line of Duty have finally got some very exciting news about the hit series.
On the official BBC One Twitter account, it was announced that the entire cast had reunited to begin filming season five!
Sharing a picture of the show’s stars, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, and Adrian Dunbar, the caption read, ‘AC-12 reporting for duty. The gang are BACK for #LOD5. @Vicky_McClure #AdrianDunbar @martin_compston.’
Vicky, who plays DS Kate Fleming, also shared her own photo of the threesome, saying it was ‘Back to work for AC12!’
Fans were undeniably delighted with the news, flocking to the photo to share their excitement. One wrote, ‘Fabulous news! Line of Duty is fantastic! 👏👏’, while another said, ‘I cant wait. Its been way too long’.
A third fan also commented, ‘Love this ❤❤❤ Cannot wait for #LOD5’.
And it certainly has been a bit of a wait for fans of the thrilling cop show. The fourth series of season four ended all the way back in April 2017 – meaning viewers have been awaiting new episodes for over a year and a half.
As of yet, not much is known about what Line of Duty season five will entail. But there have been a few clues as to the plot might centre around…
What will Line of Duty season five be about?
Recently, the show’s writer Jed Murcutio confirmed that in the season, series regulars Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott, Vicky, who plays Kate, and Adrian, who plays DI Hastings, will be taking more of a leading role.
Jed said, “I want to look at the personal lives of all the regulars in series five,”
“They’ve taken a backseat in [series four] to Roz Huntley, so it would be good to explore that side of things a bit more. The regulars are definitely up for doing more.
Viewers will also be pleased to know that the show will address the suspicion around Hastings’ character in this series. The last episode ended with the show strongly hinting that the police chief could be the mystery ‘H’, a police traitor.
Jed confirmed, “The fact that there could be a suspicion that Hastings is ‘H’ is something that we want to exploit dramatically going forward,”
He also suggested that Thandie Newton, who played the troubled detective Roz Huntley in season four, could return to the show in some capacity.
Show creator Jed told TV Times, “It was reasonably conclusive that Roz had accepted her guilt and she was serving her sentence, but we never close the door on any living character,
“There are always ways in which we’d bring someone back for the right story,”
Despite filming now fully underway, it’s still not been confirmed when the show will actually return to screens. But watch this space, as it’s definitely on its way…!