The sixth series of hit police drama Line of Duty will be extended from six episodes to seven, as announced by the BBC.
The announcement via Twitter teased the bumper upcoming series, with Martin Compston’s character DS Steve Arnott asking his gaffer, Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), for an extra episode.
Listen up, fellas. When the gaffer asks for more, you better deliver.
#LineOfDuty returns for Series 6 with an extra episode (7 instead of 6). Coming soon to @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer. pic.twitter.com/6An7jywJI1
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) February 2, 2021
Series six will see the anti-corruption unit AC-12 grapple with a new inscrutable adversary, DCI Joanne Davidson, played by Kelly Macdonald (Giri/Haji).
With Hastings exonerated from his suspension following the closure of Operation Pear Tree, the drama will pick up a year and a half later as the search to uncover the elusive ‘H’ continues.
Coming soon, the sixth series of Line of Duty is due to air in early 2021. The first five series are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.