The gripping police drama Line of Duty is heading to BBC One early next year for its sixth series.
Filming for the new series started up again in September and is still ongoing, with Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston reprising their roles as detectives Superintendent Ted Hastings, DI Kate Fleming and DS Steve Arnott.
AC-12, the anti-corruption unit, will be met with a new, inscrutable adversary called DCI Joanne Davidson, played by Kelly Macdonald (Giri/Haji),
The series will pick up a year and a half after the closure of Operation Pear Tree, with Hastings returning to head up the unit after his exoneration at the end of series five.
The sixth series will also see a host of new faces joining the cast, including Perry Fitzpatrick (This is England), Andi Osho (Kiri), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl) and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster).
The first five series of Line of Duty are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
The BBC has confirmed to Radio Times that the sixth series of Line of Duty will return in March 2021.
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