‘Line Of Duty’ Bosses Confirm Big Change For Season 6 Of BBC Series

Line Of Duty Season 6 will be dropping ‘soon’, according to BBC show bosses. However, there will be a big change to the new series as there will be seven episodes instead of six. 

Earlier this week, an official teaser was posted on Twitter announcing the news.

It read: “Listen up, fellas. When the gaffer asks for more, you better deliver.

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Bosses confirm Line of Duty Season 6 will be full of changes. Credit: Twitter/@bbcpress

#LineOfDuty returns for Series 6 with an extra episode (7 instead of 6). Coming soon to @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer.”

Adrian Dunbar – who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings on the hit show – recently revealed on the Ryan Tubridy Show that it was a complicated process to film the season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he’s now ‘nervous’ about watching it on television.

The season didn’t complete filming until November, despite having begun in March of last year.

Line of Duty Season 6 will be dropping ‘soon’. Credit: BBC

Dunbar told the radio show: “We got it in the can. It’s done. It wasn’t perfect, the way we had to do it. We usually do it in two blocks of three [episodes]. It’s a complicated story, so you keep it in your head.

“I’m nervous about this one because of how we had to shoot it.”

When asked if there were any COVID issues on set, he replied: “In terms of, you know, we all come in shapes and sizes, Adrian. If you disappear for a little while, you’re stuck indoors a lot…”

At this Dunbar laughed, replying: “I know what you’re driving at. A few of us kind of looked at one another when they said, ‘Right, we’re going to start in three weeks’ time’.

“So it was, ‘Oh my God, we’ve just been sitting around eating and kind of putting on weight. Are we going to fit into the costume when we get back?’

“I think there were a few crash diets going on, that’s for sure.”

As well as being the first season to have seven episodes, this will also be the Line Of Duty debut for Kelly Macdonald as Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson.

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Written by Aimee Walker

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