Jed Mercurio's 'Line of Duty' Returning to Screens with BBC One Slot
Originally broadcast on BBC Two back in 2012, Jed Mercurio's hit show Line of Duty began life with Lennie James in the lead role as DCI Tony Gates, supported by Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott), Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) and Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings). Starting Monday, August 3 at 9pm, the episodes that started it all will air on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Following the announcement, showrunner Mercurio commented: "When series one was first broadcast, Line of Duty was a little police drama on BBC Two. I'm delighted the BBC are giving new viewers and existing fans a chance to watch from the very beginning."
The next chapter in Jed Mercurio’s masterly police corruption thriller started filming in February, but production was suspended after just four weeks as the coronavirus lockdown loomed. Shooting hasn’t yet been able to resume, meaning Line of Duty devotees will likely have to wait until 2021 for series six.
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