Line of Duty season 7: When will the BBC drama series return, which is cast alongside Martin Compston, what’s the plot and how to watch past seasons online

The Season 6 finale averaged 12.8 million viewers, becoming the series’ most-watched episode to date.

The series follows Detective Sargent Steven ‘Steve’ Arnott (played by Martin Compston), a former licensed firearms officer who transfers to Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12).

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Within the unit, he is partnered with DC Kate Fleming (played by Vicky McClure) and they work under the supervision of Superintendent Ted Hastings (played by Adrian Dunbar) as they uncover corruption within the Central Police.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Will there be a season 7 of Line of Duty?

Will Line of Duty return for a seventh season?

After the success of season six of the series, fans are wondering when season seven will be released.

Season seven has yet to be confirmed by the BBC or the show’s creator, Jed Mercurio.

At the end of Season 6, Mercurio tweeted, “Working with @[email protected]_compston #AdrianDunbar was the highlight of my career. Thanks to the rest of the cast, our brilliant crews and the production team @[email protected] @BBCTwo for six incredible seasons.’

The tweet led fans to believe that season six is ​​the final chapter of Line of Duty, but the series creator is undecided.

He asked Den of Geek if season six was the last episode of the series or if the series would continue.

He said: “I would say it’s too soon. It is too early to draw this conclusion. It could be one or the other, or it could be something different.

After the season six finale, BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore said in a statement: “I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about what’s next and what the game might be like. future of the series.”

When could we expect more episodes?

The show launched new episodes in March since the third series, while taking a two-year hiatus between seasons.

If season seven gets the green light, a new batch of episodes could hit our screens in early 2023.

What could happen in season 7?

Mercurio has previously said he knows how Line of Duty will end.

The Line of Duty creator told the Out To Lunch podcast: “Season six proves that we still have a lot of ground to cover. I really want to continue with Line of Duty…’

In season six, viewers finally learned who The Fourth Man, or H.

This could lead to further storylines within Line of Duty and if the series returns it will likely be based on an old character from the series.

As it is currently unknown if Line of Duty will return, it is yet to be confirmed what the storyline for season seven might be.

Who would be in Series 7?

If season seven gets the green light, Ted Hastings, Steve Arnott, and Kate Fleming could return to AC-12.

Although the team’s future is uncertain, the cast of AC-12 have been featured in many new dramas since season six of the series.

McClure starred in ITV’s Trigger Point as a bomb disposal expert, Compston starred in Vigil and Our House, and Dunbar is set to play the titular character in a new detective series called Ridley.

Chloe Bishop (played by Shalom Brune-Franklin) could also return to Line of Duty to continue ongoing AC-12 investigations.

The story of Jo Davidson (played by Kelly Macdonald) seems to be coming to an end as she is now in witness protection.

Macdonald spoke to The One Show about the identity of ‘H’: ‘I didn’t know the show before I was offered the role, so when I was doing it I didn’t know what an ‘H’ was . I didn’t know it was a character.

Nigel Boyle, who plays Ian Buckells on the show, was recently asked by Digital Spy if he would return to the show.

He joked, “Well, I don’t know, I mean, that would be a question for an officer of at least a higher rank…”

How to watch Line of Duty online

All six seasons of Line of Duty are now available on BBC iPlayer.

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