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Line Of Duty series 6 is a long way off coming to TV

Line Of Duty viewers will be waiting for a while yet for series 6.


Although already confirmed following the end of Series 5 on Sunday night, Series 6 of Line Of Duty is a long way off starting on TV.

Writer Jed Mercurio has still yet to put pen to paper for future episodes, and also has a brand new series of Bodyguard in the works.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Information about the sixth season – like when it’s scheduled to air – won’t be coming any time soon.

“It needs to actually be written first, after all.”

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Meanwhile, Speaking to Digital Spy, Mercurio said that we’d never get a series of Line Of Duty and The Bodyguard the same year.


“We’re currently in talks with the BBC about the future of both series,” he said. “So at this point it’s not possible to say what will happen next.

“But it’s impossible to work on the two of them simultaneously, so it would have to be sequential.”

With that in mind, it’s likely that we may not see Line Of Duty back on air until 2021.

However long it takes, it seems that viewers can’t get enough of the hit BBC One series.

Line Of Duty has become the biggest TV show of 2019 to date with more than 13 million viewers.

Line Of Duty showrunner, Jed Mercurio, said of the numbers: “We’re thrilled and flattered by the amazing response to this series of Line Of Duty. On behalf of the whole production, I want to thank our viewers for their fantastic loyalty, and World Productions and the BBC for their unstinting support.”

Simon Heath, executive producer for World Productions, added: “It’s testament to Jed’s brilliant writing and the best cast on British TV that the audience for Line of Duty has grown bigger with every series.


“A huge thanks to the BBC who took a chance on a small show in Birmingham back in 2011 and to everyone who’s supported us since.”

You can catch up with episodes online now via the BBC iPlayer.

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