To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Line Of Duty Is Being Taken Off Netflix Next Week

Line Of Duty Is Being Taken Off Netflix Next Week

Mother of God!

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

If you've not watched Line of Duty yet (where have you been?), you may not have long left to binge it on Netflix.

The stellar police drama, which sees a team of operatives hunt out "bent coppers" in the force, has become one of the most beloved series on the box.

Hastings may be departing from Line of Duty (

The sixth season is currently being filmed, having previously been halted due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and fans cannot wait to see what's next for AC-12.

However, those who are yet to become enthralled by Jed Mercurio's crime drama only have a week left to catch-up with the series on the UK edition of streaming giant Netflix.

The show will be pulled from the platform on Saturday 31st October (truly, the most terrifying thing to happen this Halloween).

While it's not immediately clear why Line of Duty is leaving Netflix, it may be to do with licensing conflicts with the BBC.

Alongside ITV, the BBC launched BritBox here in the UK in 2019, with the new streaming service set to become home to British television shows.

Ahead of its launch, ITV CEO Carolyn McCall said: "BritBox will be the home for the best of British creativity - celebrating the best of the past, the best of today and investing in new British originated content in the future."

The introduction of the new British-focus streaming service means the spectrum of British broadcasters will likely stop licensing heir archive material to other streaming services such as Netflix in an attempt to drive subscribers to the new UK service.

The sixth season of the show is currently filming (

The news that Line of Duty is leaving Netflix may come as a surprise to fans of the show, with many believing the fifth season, that aired last year, was about to drop on the streaming service imminently.

But for those scared they may have to go on a major Netflix binge, those with a TV Licence need not fear - all five seasons are available to stream on BBC iPlayer for the time being.

The last series ended with AC-12 discovering that corrupt officer H is not one person, but four senior police staff in cahoots with organised crime.

Tyla has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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