Line of Duty creator wants at least 6 series

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From Digital Spy

Line of Duty has ended for another series, but if creator Jed Mercurio has any say, the BBC drama will continue for a while yet.

The show has already been commissioned for a fifth series.

However, speaking on companion show Beyond the Line of Duty, Mercurio said that he and the cast are already crossing their fingers for a sixth run.

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"It's not my decision in the end," he said.

"It's the broadcaster and the fans that are still watching the show, but I love making the show. We all love working together. So at the moment, no-one wants to stop making Line of Duty."

Mercurio added that he hopes an extra series beyond the already-confirmed fifth run would be commissioned ahead of time.

"I'd definitely like to be able to do a sixth series," he said. "That means we can approach the fifth series knowing that it's not going to be the last."

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Line of Duty fans are going to be in for a long wait before the next series of the show.

"The plan is we won't shoot Line of Duty series five until next year and that means it won't be on air until 2019," Mercurio recently said.

"We haven't even decided if the next antagonist will be male or female, we are that far off from puzzling it out."

Line of Duty aired on BBC One.

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