Line Of Duty 2021 new series cast and when to watch on TV and online

Line Of Duty series 6 air date and casting

Line Of Duty series 6 has arrived – here’s who’s on the cast and when to watch on TV.

The next instalment of the hit police thriller will feature a brand new case for AC-12, this time investigating DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald – pictured above), the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case.

Series regulars Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure will all return as DS Steve Arnott, Supt. Ted Hastings and DI Kate Fleming respectively.

Newcomers to the cast for the new season are Shalom Brune-Franklin as DC Chloe Bishop, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Line Of Duty series 6 start date

Line Of Duty’s new series will start on Sunday, 21 March at 9PM on BBC One and continue weekly.

Season 6 will have seven episodes, one more than the usual six.

You’ll be able to watch on TV and online via the BBC iPlayer here.

The series wrapped up filming in November after delays due to the pandemic.

Line of Duty showrunner Jed Mercurio, said: “We know Line of Duty fans are desperate for series six and we hope we can get it on air as soon as possible.

“Thanks so much for your patience in these difficult times.”

He added: “We’re all immensely grateful to World Productions and the BBC for the unswerving support they’ve given us in a time of unprecedented challenges to UK television production.”

Simon Heath, executive producer for World Productions says: “Huge praise has to go to Jed, Kelly, Vicky, Martin, Adrian and the brilliant Line of Duty cast and crew who completed filming on series six yesterday, after five months of lockdown and three more of shooting under the most trying of circumstances.

“The audience is in for a treat next year.”

Line Of Duty - 6 Teaser
Line Of Duty – Series 6 Teaser (C) World Productions – Photographer: World Productions

For now, series one to five of Line of Duty are available to stream in the UK exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

Season 2 of Line Of Duty is also currently airing Saturday nights on BBC One.

Picture: Kelly Macdonald stars as DCI Joanne Davidson in Line of Duty series six coming to BBC One in 2021.

Image credit: BBC/World Productions/Steffan Hill