After production was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sixth season of Line of Duty will FINALLY be returning to BBC in March 2021.
Before that, the BBC had only revealed that the series was was due to air next year, but hadn’t specified when. But it is now confirmed that the show will air before the end of March 2021. The exact date is still yet to be confirmed.
The end of season five left fans on a dramatic cliff hanger, which revealed the identity of the shows villain ‘H’. Since then fans have been eagerly awaiting the sixth season, that was meant to air sometime this year.
But because of naughty Miss Rona, filming commenced in September 2020 and is currently still going. A recent cryptic clue from showrunner Jed Mercurio last month, showed that filming was still very much in full swing.
The clue was in the form of a photo from set, which showed a character wearing a hazmat suit looking at an industrial estate.
The caption on Twitter reads: “#LineofDuty6 cryptic plot clue.”
— Jed Mercurio (@jed_mercurio) October 24, 2020
While it may seem random, Mercurio previously teased that Line of Duty‘s sixth season may reflect the coronavirus pandemic, according to RadioTimes. If that’s the case, then it would it explain the hazmat suit.
All the faves will be back for another season, that includes: Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott), Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) and Adrian Dunbur (Superintendent Ted Hastings).
Some new folk will also make an appearance, like Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald, who will star as DCI Joanna Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder.
According to the BBC, DCI Joanna Davidson is an “enigmatic adversary” for the AC-12 team, as her “unconventional conduct raises suspicion.”
Other cast members joining Line of Duty are Shalom Bruce-Franklin, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah.
You officially have four months to watch all five seasons. I believe in you.