Line Of Duty series 6 finally resumes filming as BBC teases release date

Good news Line Of Duty fans – filming on the hotly-anticipated series 6 has finally resumed.

Production on the new season had originally got underway earlier this year, however it had to be halted four weeks in due to the coroanvirus pandemic.

As previously announced, the next installment of the hit police thriller will feature a brand new case for AC-12, this time investigating DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case.

Series regulars Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure will all return, alongside newcomers Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Showrunner Jed Mercurio enthused: ‘We know Line of Duty fans are desperate for series 6 and we hope we can get it on air as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your patience in these difficult times.’

The cast is also buzzing that filming is finally underway, and Compston, aka DS Steve Arnott, gushed: ‘It’s been a long few months and it will be a different way of working from when we stopped, but I’m delighted to be back on the case with the Line of Duty team!’

Echoing a similar sentiment, McClure, aka DI Kate Fleming, added: ‘Been sitting on these incredible scripts for some time now, so I’m really looking forward to getting back to it and seeing the Line of Duty family.’

Viewers will have to remain patient though, as series six won’t be arriving until 2021.

The Line Of Duty production team will adhere to comprehensive protocols to ensure that the new series is produced in a safe and responsible manner.

They will operate together with independent health and safety consultants, in full consultation with industry partners, and in accordance with all current government guidelines on Covid-19.

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