Line of Duty: Filming wraps on sixth series of hit BBC One drama

Louis Chilton
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Line of Duty has finished filming its sixth season (World Productions)
Line of Duty has finished filming its sixth season (World Productions)

Line of Duty has finished filming its second season, ahead of a release on BBC One early next year.

The hit police procedural drama experienced production delays earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but has managed to film consistently since resuming after the first national lockdown.

Writing on Twitter, Line of Duty creator Jed Mecurio revealed: “That's a wrap! Our last day of filming completed a few hours ago. 82 days of shooting with the Covid shutdown in between, but we made it, thanks to our brilliant cast and crew. And thanks to our loyal fans for your exceptional patience.

“We couldn't have done it without the dedication of cast, crew and supporting artistes to rigorous Covid safety.

“Not a single day's filming lost, and 100+ colleagues finished the shoot in good health,” he added. “We looked out for each other. We followed the science.”

Last week, it was confirmed by the BBC that Line of Duty season six would be returning sooner than many expected, with the series set to hit screens by March at the latest.

Line of Duty focuses on the investigations and manoeuvrings of a fictional police anti-corruption unit.

Mercurio has previously described the scripts for the show’s sixth outing as “ludicrously implausible”.

Writing on Twitter, Mercurio said he was “humbly grateful to the whole cast” of Line of Duty “for making great drama out of the ludicrously implausible scripts in today’s readthrough for Series 6”.

He singled out series stalwarts Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure for praise, alongside Trainspotting’s Kelly Macdonald, who is joining the cast for the next run of episodes.