The show’s creator, Jed Mercurio, thanked fans for their patience in confirming the news of the AC-12 anti-corruption unit’s return to doing what they do best – investigating bent brass.
Course of action regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar – aka detectives Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming, and Superintendent Ted “Mother of God” Hastings respectively – will all return in the hit crime thriller, alongside new DCI character Joanne Davidson ( Kelly Macdonald), the lead investigator in an unsolved murder case.
Other new additions to the cast include Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho, and Prasanna Puwanarajah.
Production of the hit show was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When filming resumes, the cast and crew of Line Of Duty will follow strict guidelines to ensure the new series is produced in the safest way possible.
Mercurio said, “We know that Line Of Duty fans desperately need the sixth series and we hope to be able to release it as soon as possible.
“Thank you very much for your patience during these difficult times. ”
McClure, who plays DI Fleming, said, “I’ve been sitting on these amazing scripts for quite some time now, so I can’t wait to come back and see the Line Of Duty family. “
Dunbar, who returns as Hastings, added: “Even with the imposition of COVID restrictions, I can’t hide my excitement at the idea of rebuilding the team.
“So many people are wondering… what happens next? ”
In a new image, Compston can be seen in his role as DS Arnott, in an interrogation room, but with another person out of sight.
He said: “It’s been a few months and it will be a different way of working than we left off, but I’m delighted to be back on the case with the Line of Duty team. ”
Simon Heath, Executive Producer of World Productions, said: “It has been almost six months since we stopped filming, but following our implementation of all COVID protocols in the industry, we are delighted to be able to resume filming. of the six series safely. ”
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The fifth series saw This Is England, The Irishman and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Stephen Graham introduced as DS undercover agent John Corbett, which ended in a gripping episode considered one of the most shocking moments on TV in 2019 by BAFTA.
Other stars to have featured in previous series include Thandie Newton, Lennie James, Keeley Hawes and Daniel Mays.
Last week, EastEnders revealed details of the measurements in place for filming on Albert Square – with real cast partners appearing on screen to allow “moments of intimate“Despite social distancing.
The kissing scenes will feature the husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends of the soap opera’s actors – but camera angles will be used to make them look like their partners onscreen, executive producer Jon said. Sen.
The new Line Of Duty series is now slated to air on BBC One in 2021.
Now we are sucking diesel, as Hastings would say.