Line of Duty season 6: Will there be another series of Line of Duty?

Line of Duty season five kept fans hooked in 2019 the conspiracy of H took another twist. The BBC drama wad filled with lots of dramatic moments with the show ending on something of a cliffhanger with viewers desperate for more. has everything you need to know about the next instalment of the show.

Will there be another series of Line of Duty?

Yes, the BBC confirmed back in May 2017 that Line of Duty season six would be returning for two more seasons.

Season five had already got the green light but the BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall said that a sixth outing would be happening.

Work is taking place on season six of Line of Duty with filming underway in Northern Ireland.

When will Line of Duty season 6 be released?

Line of Duty fans could be waiting some time for season six but filming getting underway.

Season four came out in March 2017 but the fifth cycle won’t be out until 2019, this means that the earliest the show could return is in 2020.

However, given the success of Jed Mercurio’s other series Bodyguard, Line of Duty season six could be delayed.

Although the BBC hasn’t yet recommissioned Bodyguard officially, the Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes drama has become the biggest series for the broadcaster in a decade and is very likely to be renewed.


It seems possible the Bodyguard season two will be coming out before Line of Duty season six.

So in the best case scenario, Line of Duty season six could be out in 2020 but it could be later than this.

Speaking to Kirsty Wark on Newsnight, creator Jed Mercurio said: “With Line of Duty we’re shooting series five now, and series six has been commissioned which we’re going to shoot hopefully in the next couple of years.”

Season six is likely to again have six episodes like the majority of the previous cycles.


Who will be in Line of Duty season 6?

The cast of season six will be dependent on who makes it out alive from the fifth run.

Adrian Dunbar is likely to be back as the head of anti-corruption police unit AC-12.

Martin Compston will be reprising his role as police officer Steve Arnott.

However, the actor recently teasing a photo of the script and joked he was scared about the fate of his character.

While This Is England star Vicky McClure will be returning as undercover officer Kate Fleming.