We finally have a start date for season six of Line of Duty!

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Get ready, because season six of Line of Duty is coming to our screens sooner than you may think. After what has seemed like a lifetime of waiting, it’s been revealed that the new episodes will be coming in March and the exact date is very soon.

We’ve waited two years to be exact, and it’s got to the point where I might have to rewatch every single season back to back to feel something again. Here’s everything you need to know, including the new release date!!

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What will happen in season six?

So far we know that season six will focus around AC-12 looking into an unsolved murder. The synopsis of episode one, according to IMDb, reads: “As an SIO on an unsolved murder, DCI Joanne Davidson’s unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12.” Other than that, there are a lot of unanswered questions we still need answering. What did Cottan’s dying declaration actually mean? Is Hastings off the hook? Wait, do we even know everything about Lee Banks? Didn’t we just see that gang member training up to join the police? And who in the hell is the second H???

Who is in the cast of Line of Duty season six?

The sixth season will see the return of Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston as the show’s regular AC-12 officers, Hastings, Fleming and Arnott.

The show has also added Kelly Macdonald, Shalom Brune-Franklin and Andi Osho to its cast. Kelly Macdonald plays DCI Joanne Davidson, who’s a bent copper, of course. She is the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, who raises suspicions at AC-12. Shalom Brune-Franklin joins the ranks as DC Chloe Bishop, whereas the BBC has been much more secretive over the role played by Andi Osho.

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Kelly Macdonald as DCI Joanne Davidson, via BBC

The release date of Line of Duty season six is this month

According to IMDb, new episodes will begin airing on BBC One on March 21st. It looks as though there will be seven episodes, once a week at the same time each week. BBC announced the series was to have seven episodes, over the usual six, earlier this month.

What’s more, the creator of Line of Duty, Jed Mercurio, has hinted that there’s more life in the series after season six. Speaking on Jay Rayner’s Out To Lunch podcast, he said: “I really want to carry on with Line of Duty. I think that season six proves that there is much more ground for us still to cover.”

BBC has since confirmed the release date, adding a little teaser to get us even more excited. A video was tweeted with the caption: “Mother of God… Mate, set your reminder for Sunday 21st March, 9pm.”

Right now, there’s only one thing I’m interested in, and that’s catching bent coppers.

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