BBC confirms Line of Duty season 6 will air by March 2021 11 months ago

BBC confirms Line of Duty season 6 will air by March 2021

Some much-needed positive news.

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent delays caused to the television and film business as a result, BBC has given us some good news by announcing that Line of Duty season six will air by March 2021.


"Returning favourites on TV in the period up to the end of March include His Dark Materials, Doctor Who, Line Of Duty and Call The Midwife, alongside Top Gear, Great British Sewing Bee, The Repair Shop, and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK," the BBC said in a statement.

The latest series of the show was commissioned three years ago and was filming before the pandemic interrupted it. However, in September filming resumed under Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Since the return of filming in September, the show's creator Jed Mercurio has been regularly updating fans of goings-on on set, with the vast majority of filming taking place in Belfast.

Series regulars Martin Compston (DS Steve Arnott), Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) will all return for the newest season, and have expressed their excitement about filming.

Of the new season, Dunbar said: "Even with the imposition of Covid restrictions I can't hide my excitement at getting the team back together. So many people wondering... what happens next?"