Will there be a Line Of Duty season 7? Latest on the hit BBC drama

Line Of Duty season 7 rumours about BBC One show

Line Of Duty’s sixth season has wrapped up on BBC One – and fans are wanting to know if there will be a seventh.

Police thriller Line Of Duty first started in 2012 on BBC Two and proved an instant hit.

The latest sixth series had seven episodes – but are more on the way?

Will Line Of Duty return for season seven?

At the time of writing BBC has yet to confirm if there will be another series of Line Of Duty – but sources say it is in the works.

An insider shared with the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper: “A lot of stuff still needs to be agreed and it is likely to take a while. Fans will probably have to wait a few years before it airs on TV.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC’s chief content officer said previously: “Jed Mercurio [Line Of Duty creator] is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series.

“I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be.”

Jed himself recently said a seventh season of Line Of Duty wasn’t currently guaranteed: “I think it’s too early to say. We all love being part of the show. We’re certainly thrilled with the fact that so many people watch the show and would like to see more.

“But we’ve all moved into other creative projects and we need a little bit of distance from the kind of madness, and sort of frenzy that surrounds Line of Duty.”

Meanwhile, show star Martin Compston has said the show will only return ‘if there’s a story to tell’.

“People want us to come back and that’s amazing but Jed will only come back and do more if he believes there is a story to tell,” he explained. “He won’t come back just because we’re getting bigger. He wouldn’t do another series just for the sake of it. He writes everything for a reason.”

So as yet Series 7 of Line Of Duty hasn’t been officially announced – we’ll update this post once we have news.

If Line Of Duty does return for a new season it likely won’t be released for a while with series typically airing once every two years.

Watch Line Of Duty on TV and online

Line Of Duty series 6 premiered on BBC One on Sunday, 21 March at 9PM. Episodes continued on TV weekly with the finale on Sunday, 2 May.

Alternatively you can watch online via the BBC iPlayer here where all past series are also available to watch on catchup.

You can also buy past series of Line Of Duty on Amazon Prime Video, DVD or Blu-Ray.

What happens in Line Of Duty series 6? (No spoilers!)

The latest series of the show sees 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 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.

Picture: BBC/World Productions – Photographer: Steffan Hill

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