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BBC Release First Glimpse Of 'Line Of Duty' Season 6

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BBC Release First Glimpse Of 'Line Of Duty' Season 6

To get us all hyped for the TV we have in store in 2020, BBC One has shared a trailer for its upcoming releases - and it features a first glimpse of the new Line Of Duty.

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Fans of the Jed Mercurio show have been waiting patiently for a look at season six, and now their prayers have been answered, at least partially, with a very short snippet.

It comes alongside teasers for shows like Little Mix: The Search, Noughts and Crosses, Doctor Who, Our Girl, The Greatest Dancer and Life and Birth, among other much anticipated shows.

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In the clip, Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) can be seen looking intently at some evidence she's acquired on a camera.

She then looks up in shock at what she's discovered - and her face says it all, tbh.

Vicky McClure returns as Kate Fleming (Credit: BBC/Line Of Duty)
Vicky McClure returns as Kate Fleming (Credit: BBC/Line Of Duty)

Looks like we're in for a juicy series ahead!

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Sure, it might not be the full on trailer we've been longing for, but it's certainly enough to whet our appetites.

The clip sparks the question, just what has triggered Kate's gobsmacked reaction?!


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While we know very little about the plot of Line Of Duty season six so far, it's looking likely that new Detective Chief Inspector, Joanne Davidson could be the cause of Kate's shocked expression.

After all, we already know AC-12 are set to investigate her as she arrives on the scene.

Joanne is a new character set to appear in the upcoming series, played by Kelly Macdonald, from Boardwalk Empire, The Victim, No Country for Old Men and Giri/Haji.

And her unconventional methods of investigation into an unsolved murder will raise some eyebrows as she makes her debut.

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Speaking about the signing, Mercurio said: "We're honoured that Kelly Macdonald will join Martin, Vicky, and Adrian in series 6 of Line of Duty. DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 has ever faced."

Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar are returning to 'Line Of Duty' (Credit: BBC)
Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar are returning to 'Line Of Duty' (Credit: BBC)

While we don't have an official air-date for the new season, we know it's currently in production, so we shouldn't have to wait too long.

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Show star Martin Compston, who plays the brooding DS Steve Arnott, confirmed the news via Instagram just before Christmas, sharing a photo of the new season's script.

The 35-year-old actor wrote: "Guys... I'm scared," as he spilled the news.

And naturally, people went wild in the comments, thrilled at the news that their favourite drama was one step closer to returning.

Season five of the drama - which came out in March - had the nation well and truly gripped as we watched as Arnott and co attempt to get to the bottom of the identity of mysterious bent copper 'H'.

Martin Compston teased that production had started (Credit: BBC)
Martin Compston teased that production had started (Credit: BBC)

Ted Hastings was originally under suspicion, but as always, the series finale brought the nail-bitingly corrupt cop drama to an almighty crescendo, bringing up more questions about the mythical "bent coppers" as it emerged that 'H' was actually four people.

Traditionally, the BBC series has aired on a two year-cycle, meaning that it would have been slated for screens around Spring 2021 - so the fact we get our next fix a year early is super exciting.

What a New Year's treat!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Line of Duty

Joanna Freedman
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