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21st Mar 2021

BBC gives first look at Line of Duty season six ahead of premiere

Here we go!!!

It’s the hottest anticipation TV premiere of the year and it hits our screens tonight.

Line of Duty is back on our screens this evening, with the show following on from last season’s shocking revelations about H.

The trailer starts off fairly low key, with Steve Arnott talking about how he’s ready for a new challenge, when things suddenly take a turn towards more familiar territory.

Kelly Macdonald, who appears in the new season as Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, spots something going on, and calls for the nearby armed unit to follow a vehicle.

It gets tense, and a gunfight looks like it’s about to happen when… the trailer ends.

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 last September, the show’s creator Jed Mercuro had 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 the new season.

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?”

Line of Duty airs on BBC One tonight at 9pm.