Martin Compston: No immediate plans for more Line Of Duty

The actor said the cast are keen to film more instalments of the police drama but that there is 'nothing coming very soon'

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Line Of Duty star Martin Compston has admitted there is 'nothing immediate' in the pipeline when it comes to a new series.

The sixth season of writer Jed Mercurio's BBC police drama aired last year and there has been much talk about whether fans will get another instalment from AC-12.

Compston — who stars as DI Steve Arnott in the hit show — shared an update as he appeared on Good Morning Britain, telling viewers there was nothing set in stone yet.

However, he said that he and his co-stars Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) were all up for more.

London, UK . 8 December, 2022 . Martin Compston pictured at the London Premiere of The Rig held at the Regent Street Cinema. Credit:  Alan D West/EMPICS/Alamy Live News
Martin Compston shared an update on Line Of Duty. (EMPICS/Alamy Live News)

"We are all delighted that people still want us back," said the actor.

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"But unfortunately at this point in time there is nothing immediate, there's nothing coming very soon," he went on.

Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston in Line Of Duty. (BBC)
Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston in Line Of Duty. (BBC)

"But I think we would all like to at some point, it's just getting us together."

Compston continued: "I think probably the best thing is to wait for official confirmation from us because it's not fair to the fans either, in terms of it coming in and out, people getting excited and not knowing what is going to happen.

"So I think probably wait for confirmation from us."

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Martin Compston in the police procedural. (LMKMEDIA)

Despite the actor seeming to pour cold water on rumours of a new series, many viewers think it's just a matter of time.

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"Look at his eyes whenever he denies it, HE’S LYING!!" one fan tweeted after seeing the star on GMB.

"Also he wouldn’t have said ‘wait for official confirmation from us’ if there was nothing to confirm. IT'S HAPPENING!!!"

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