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Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio admitted it was “too early” to determine if the series would continue, but hinted that there was “clearly potential” for another plot on the character. Owen Teale, Philip Osborne.
A record 12.8 million viewers watched the series six finale – which ended in May – and although creator Jed, 55, isn’t sure it’s the final season in history. , he confirmed that it was possible he could explore the Police Chief (Owen, 60) further in a future scenario.
When asked if Series Six could be considered “a finale or a cleanse of the past” before a fresh start, he replied to Den Of Geek on Thursday, “I would say it’s too early. It is too early to draw this conclusion. It could be one of those, or it could be something different.
Revelation: Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio admitted it was “too early” to determine if the series was going to continue, but hinted that there was “clearly potential” for another plot on the character Owen Teale, Philip Osborne
Referring to Philip’s character, he added, “I think if there is more Line of Duty, there is clearly potential there.
“He is someone who retains high office, who is an outright liar and who has been involved in corruption in the past in the Karim Ali and Lawrence Christopher cases. “
“There would clearly be potential there if we wanted to explore it, but it’s too early to say if we ever would. “
Jed also admitted that he pays extra attention to the details of his scripts these days, as the way television is consumed makes it much easier for people to go back and watch episodes again.
Curious: 12.8 million viewers watched the series six finale and creator Jed, 55, confirmed he could possibly explore the police chief further (played by Owen, 60, pictured) in a future scenario
He explained to the publication, “We have accepted that the way people watch TV has now changed.
“In the past, people only had one chance to watch and writers like me were often discouraged from putting in too much detail because we were warned that audiences were going to miss it all, whereas today, the public has the option to go back – if they care, and I’m not saying they should.
“Some audience members care enough that they come back and see again and it gives them a new perspective, so being able to reward them for doing that is part of our responsibility on the show. “
However, Line Of Duty fans across the country were “pissed off” earlier this month as the biting series finale drew to a close and the mysterious “H” antagonist was finally unmasked.
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Mystery: When asked if the Sixth Series could be considered “a finale or an erasure of the past” before a fresh start, he replied to Den of Geek, “I would say it’s too early. It is too early to draw that conclusion ”(photo of Martin Compston as Steve Arnott and Vicky McClure as Kate Fleming)
Promising: Referring to the character Philip, he added: “I think if there is more line of duty then there is clearly potential there”
Seasoned fans took to social media en masse to share their frustrations as officers from the AC-12 Police Anti-Corruption Unit uncovered the identity of the elusive ‘fourth man’, who colluded with the organized crime group (OCG), was none other than DSU Ian Buckells (Nigel Boyle).
He saw the words “dazzling,” “disappointing” and “disappointing” all trending on social media as a result of the show.
And the disbelief that it might be was compounded by the way he had only been caught on account of his repeated misspelling of the word “certainly” – barely the blunder of a hardened criminal mastermind.
The detective – widely considered until Sunday to be just a goofy puppet – was first introduced to viewers of the first series as SIO in the case of the murdered businesswoman Jackie Laverty by the Chief Superintendent Derek Hilton.
Disappointing: Line Of Duty fans across the country were left ‘furious’ earlier this month as the biting series finale wrapped up and the mysterious ‘H’ antagonist was finally unmasked
Is that so? Seasoned fans took to social media en masse to share their frustrations as officers from the AC-12 Police Anti-Corruption Unit discovered that “H” was DSU Ian Buckells
He went on to become Chief Detective Inspector in Series Four before being promoted to Detective Superintendent again in the latter series.
While the finale tied together many unsolved storylines, there were still some gaping storylines and unanswered storylines.
The sixth series also saw DI Arnott finally summoned for a meeting with Occupational Health, who noted that even though he had not broken the law due to his excessive use of pain relievers, he would have to give up his license. guns.
However, the end of the 60-minute episode did not determine whether the team of DI Steve Arnott, DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings would return, ending with the reveal that the team had “Never been weaker”.
The mystery surrounding the identity of “H” had been the subject of speculation since his character was first mentioned at the end of the third series, which aired in 2016, and detectives from the anti-corruption unit. discovered that there were four officers working within the force that had ties to the underground criminal network.
BBC bosses have yet to confirm whether the show will return, despite an average of 13 million viewers tuning in to the latest series, which has faced multiple delays due to the Covid pandemic .
Detective Duty: The mystery surrounding the identity of ‘H’ has been the subject of speculation since his character was first mentioned at the end of the third series, which aired in 2016