So, is this the last ever series of Line of Duty?
Hastings just wants to catch more bent coppers
Line of Duty has stunned audiences for the best part of a decade with its tales of anti-corruption officers hunting down bent coppers. But with loose ends seemingly being tied up and the unmasking of “H” appearing to draw nearer, viewers are interested in one thing and one thing only, and that’s wether or not this the last ever series of the show.
There’s absolutely no evidence to suggest people are growing tired of AC-12 and their antics as with nearly 11m viewers, Line of Duty is the most-watched TV show since the Christmas Day Special of Dr Who which aired 13 years ago.
But no one actually knows if there is another series in the pipeline.
Prior to the start of series six, writer / director Jed Mercurio said, “We’re in a situation where it’s not entirely clear that there will be a seventh series.
“We would hope there could be. But we’re having to do our planning coming out of Covid, and a whole bunch of other things, around the idea that these things aren’t guaranteed at all now.”
Despite Jed’s vague response, stars of the show have since expressed their desire for another series. Adrian Dunbar, who plays Ted Hastings, told The Radio Times, “We’ve got to do another series. We’ve got to get onto Jed and say ‘look, we’ve got to do one that’s not like when we were in lockdown.
“We’ve got to do one where we’re back on the ground, we’re out there, we’re in the city, we’re having fun’. You know it’s a great city to have fun in, Belfast, so we really want to get back to doing that again.”
Martin Compston (D.I. Arnott) has also suggested that even if we finally discover the identity of “H”, there’s still the potential for Line of Duty to go on.
“I think with Jed, there’s always potential for it to go on,” Compston said. “He could always start a new case, there’s always anti-corruption out there, as he would say.”