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Line Of Duty Star Adrian Dunbar Says Series 6 Is Coming In ‘Two Or Three Months’

Line Of Duty Star Adrian Dunbar Says Series 6 Is Coming In ‘Two Or Three Months’

Adrian Dunbar, one of the stars of the hit series Line of Duty, has revealed that viewers won't have to wait much longer for the highly anticipated sixth series.

The BBC police drama was one of many series' to have suffered production delays due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however it's not all bad, as the break allowed writer Jed Mercurio to write an extra episode.

Fans of the show will recognise Adrian as AC-12's Superintendent, Ted Hastings, and he shared his excitement about the extended sixth series during an appearance on The One Show on Tuesday.

Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar has teased the return of the hit BBC series as well as some of the show's upcoming storylines (Credit: BBC)
Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar has teased the return of the hit BBC series as well as some of the show's upcoming storylines (Credit: BBC)
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He said: "Like everybody else, we locked down in March when we had a bit of episode one and two done and then we came back but this time we shot it all out of sequence.

"It was difficult... but they've got another episode out of it so instead of six episodes, we are going to have seven episodes, which is kind of extraordinary," he explained.

The actor also gave hints about some of the upcoming storylines: "The storylines are complicated... [and] we usually shoot in two blocks [of three episodes], so you can keep all that complicated stuff in your head.

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"I am dying to see it with everybody else as sometimes it gets a bit confusing but it will all be fixed in the edit as they say."

He also confirmed that Line of Duty will be back this spring. Although he could not give a specific date, he said the show should be back on BBC One "sometime in the next two or three months".

While we know very little about the plot of Line Of Duty season six so far, what we do know is that it centres around Detective Chief Inspector, Joanne Davidson - who AC-12 investigate as she arrives on the scene.

Production on series 6 was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic (Credit: BBC)
Production on series 6 was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic (Credit: BBC)
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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.

We cannot wait!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, Line of Duty

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