And now Mercurio has given us an update on when we’ll see Ted Hastings and co work to track down the mysterious “H” – as well as the plans for the series after this one – in a new interview with BBC Newsnight.
“With Line of Duty we’re shooting series five now, and series six has been commissioned which we’re going to shoot hopefully in the next couple of years,” Mercurio told host Kirsty Wark.
“So yeah, Line of Duty should be on air, series five early in 2019.”
Mark your calendars, folks – AC-12 should be back on the case very soon. Though if you’re more concerned about future series of Bodyguard, Mercurio had some updates on that front, too.
“Currently we’re opening a conversation with the BBC about whether we will do a second series, and that’s the only conversation that is taking place at the moment,” the screenwriter said when asked if he’d considered working with streaming services like Netflix in the future.