BBC adds extra episode to Line of Duty season six

This season will see AC-12 turn their attentions toward the seemingly innocent DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald).

The BBC has confirmed that the upcoming sixth season of Line of Duty will now have seven episodes instead of six.

The broadcaster confirmed the news on Twitter with a short teaser featuring AC-12’s DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Superintendent Hastings (Adrian Dunbar). 

This outing of the acclaimed police procedural will see the team, which also includes DI Kate Flemming (Vicky McClure), begin to investigate DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) after her “unconventional conduct” during a murder case. 

Set to join the cast as newcomers for this season are Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah 

It was once again written by creator Jed Mercurio who will also return as showrunner. The Hunter’s Daniel Nettheim, Gareth Bryn and Jennie Darnell will all share directing duties. 

Line of Duty season 6 was originally supposed to air in late 2020 but had its release date pushed back after filming was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It’s not known exactly when these episodes will premiere but the BBC has assured fans it will be sometime in early 2021. 

You can stream the five previous seasons of Line of Duty on Netflix now. 

Source: Geektown

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