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Line Of Duty Season 6 Starts On Sunday

Line Of Duty Season 6 Starts On Sunday

The time has come!

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

Line of Duty Season 6 is finally arriving in our lives on Sunday.

The highly anticipated sixth instalment of the show will air on BBC One on Sunday evening and will see AC-12 handle a brand new case - the unsolved murder of senior police officer Gail Vella (played by Andi Osho).

You can watch the recently released trailer below:

Fans have been waiting so long for the show to return, following delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new series will see the team investigate their highest-profile case to date, with Supt Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) all returning for the sixth season.

And when new information comes to light about a possible suspect, the team begin to investigate DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) "the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12."

The team begin to investigate DCI Joanne Davidson, played by Kelly Macdonald (

"After her conduct arouses suspicions, it's not long before AC-12 are on the case. But as AC-12's investigation uncovers deeper and darker information, will DCI Joanne Davidson turn out to be their most dangerous adversary yet?" BBC explain.

And it certainly sounds like it's going to be a gripping season, with Martin Compston teasing a "bombshell" twist halfway through.

"For this year, I think we've filmed [episodes] one and two, and as a cast, we've got [the scripts for] three and four, and Jed is writing five and six and we haven't seen them, and there's a bombshell at the end of four and I'm desperate to find out what happens," he previously told

The new season will see AC-12 handle a brand new case (

If that wasn't exciting enough, the sixth season is also going to be extra long, with BBC explaining there'll be an extra episode!

Sharing the exciting news on Twitter, the broadcaster teased: "Listen up, fellas. When the gaffer asks for more, you better deliver.

"#LineOfDuty returns for Series 6 with an extra episode (7 instead of 6). Coming soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer".

Line of Duty returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday 21st March at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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