Kelly Macdonald teases potential 'Line Of Duty' 7 return

Kelly Macdonald says she could return to Line Of Duty. (BBC)
Kelly Macdonald says she could return to Line Of Duty. (BBC)

As Line Of Duty fans know, very little is ever off the table in terms of plot twists.

Now, Kelly Macdonald has hinted that she could make a return to the BBC One police procedural as her character DCI Jo Davidson is "not dead yet".

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The Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire star took the lead in season six of Line Of Duty, where she played a compromised cop who turned out to be the daughter of notorious character Tommy Hunter.

Vicky McClure's character Kate Fleming was assigned to her investigation team and the pair were praised for their on-screen chemistry which led to Davidson's links to corruption being exposed.

Vicky McClure and Kelly Macdonald in season six of Line Of Duty. (BBC)
Vicky McClure and Kelly Macdonald in season six of Line Of Duty. (BBC)

But while the series tends to change up its guest lead each run, it's not unheard of for characters to return - notably Lindsay Denton, played by Keeley Hawes in series two and three - and Macdonald has teased that her alter ego could make a comeback, too.

Speaking to Metro about whether she'd go back to Line Of Duty, Macdonald said of her character: "Well, she’s not dead, is she? Anything can happen."

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The actor added: "I have no idea. But, you never know. You never know what’s around the corner."

Although a season seven has not yet been confirmed by the BBC, fans have been speculating about a recent meet up between the show's three stars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, and writer Jed Mercurio which Compston posted on Instagram.

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Dunbar, who plays DS Ted Hastings, also told The Times: "There’s a big appetite for more Line Of Duty. It could be three or four episodes; I don’t think there’s going to be six, for some reason.

“It might be two 90 minutes. But it’s all entirely down to Jed what the storyline is going to be. It’s a big ask for him.”

He added: “It’s going to be really good. Maybe someone’s going to die. Someone’s going to be under threat.

“He doesn’t mind killing characters off. Maybe he’ll kill us all off. A terrible car crash when we’re rushing to the scene of a crime? We’ll have to leave it to him.”

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