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FIRST LOOK Line of Duty 6

As filming wraps on the upcoming series of the hit BBC One drama, first images have been revealed of Kelly Macdonald as DCI Joanne Davidson.

The sixth instalment of Jed Mercurio’s hit crime thriller resumed filming at the end of August and wrapped yesterday afternoon in Northern Ireland ahead of it's BBC One transmission in 2021.

The new series will feature a brand new case for AC-12, this time investigating Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, played by Kelly Macdonald, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose unconventional conduct attracts the attention of AC-12.

Series regulars Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure will all return, alongside Line of Duty newcomers Shalom Brune-Franklin, Perry Fitzpatrick, Andi Osho and Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Line of Duty showrunner Jed Mercurio said "Thanks so much to our brilliant cast and crew who applied rigorous CoViD safety measures to deliver Line of Duty 6 to our wonderful fans. We're all immensely grateful to World Productions and the BBC for the unswerving support they've given us in a time of unprecedented challenges to UK television production."

Simon Heath, executive producer for World Productions added "Huge praise has to go to Jed, Kelly, Vicky, Martin, Adrian and the brilliant Line of Duty cast and crew who completed filming on Series 6 yesterday, after 5 months of lockdown and three more of shooting under the most trying of circumstances. The audience is in for a treat next year"

Line of Duty returns in 2021 on BBC One


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