Line of Duty will run and run says showrunner

Jed Mercurio tells that he would like the acclaimed BBC2 crime drama to become a long runner

Enjoyed Line of Duty tonight?


Then you’ll be pleased to hear the show will run and run if writer and showrunner Jed Mercurio has anything to do with it.

“It’s a terrific show to work on,” Mercurio told “As a writer, particularly one who has done returning series, I have no plans to hand the show over to someone else. The show will end when the broadcaster doesn’t commission it. I would like to do more and for it to run and run.”

The second six-part series of the BBC2 drama about police corruption focuses on an investigation into DI Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes, pictured) who comes under suspicion after she is the sole survivor of an ambush.

Starring in the role of chief investigators are actors Martin Compston as Arnott, Vicky McClure as Fleming and Adrian Dunbar as their boss Hastings.