The Scottish actor, who played DI Steve Arnott, took to Twitter on Monday to thank fans for tipping in and even responded to viewers’ reactions to the final series ending.
Martin began, “Hi folks now the craziness is going away, I just want to thank everyone who contacted last night and the show as a whole, we were really blown away by the reaction and the love for. the series we’re proud of this one.
“Please understand that this was not the type of ‘rush exit’ that ended some anticipations, but we appreciate you staying with us.”
The 36-year-old star continued, “I felt many emotions of excitement and anxiety over the hype in relief that it was over.
“Now I feel immense pride, our show which started Wednesday on BBC2 has broken all drama records overnight since they started.
“Finally myself, Vicky, Adrian and Jed made a deal in the inconceivable and ridiculous scenario where we would never have had twelve million viewers, we would have ‘AC12million’ tattoos. We will see who is good at their word… ”he added.
Martin is of course referring to his co-stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, as well as show creator Jed Mercurio.
After the season finale on Sunday night, fans took to social media to call the ending “disappointing” and “disappointing”.
With DCI Ian Buckells unveiled as H, the “goofy madman” wasn’t the criminal mastermind many had hoped for, nor was he an obvious character ready to be revealed as H.
Although the series was hugely popular, many viewers took to Twitter to complain that they felt their ten years of viewing had been wasted.
“Jo, the main guest, not at all focused on the subject, the jo and kates relationship completely skipped, Chloe just ignored, lomax ignored, fast paced random scenes, no processed narrative. It was so disappointing IM SO SAD FOR THE SHOW #LineofDutyFinaleAnother wrote.
Someone else tweeted: “Well, @Line_of_duty After watching what was supposed to be a fantastic and fascinating finale for #LineofDutyFinale #LineofDuty I’m so glad I haven’t watched it in the last ten years – such a boring and boring episode. What was it all about ?! ”
Meanwhile, it’s still unclear whether there will be a seventh season of the BBC crime drama.