Line of Duty series 6 reveals new cast, plot details and first-look filming pictures

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Filming has officially begun on the next series of Line of Duty, with new cast members and first plot details being revealed.

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The BBC has also released first-look filming shots which show the AC-12 gang back at work, catching bent coppers.

Line of Duty series 6 filming pictures
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Line of Duty series 6 filming pictures
World Productions

The sixth series of the police corruption thriller from writer/creator Jed Mercurio will be set a year and a half on from the events of series five, and will feature a brand new case for AC-12, focused on an enigmatic Detective Chief Inspector.

As previously announced, Kelly Macdonald will star as the DCI in question – Joanne Davidson – a senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case. 

Also joining returning series leads Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar will be Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl), Andi Osho (Kiri) and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster).

Perry Fitzpatrick will also be part of the cast, having previously appeared opposite Vicky McClure in Channel 4’s This Is England and I Am Nicola.

Line of Duty - series 6 new cast
Shalom Brune-Franklin, Andi Osho, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Perry Fitzpatrick
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Made for BBC One by World Productions, The new series will be directed by Daniel Nettheim (Doctor Who), Gareth Bryn (Last Tango in Halifax), and Jennie Darnell (Bodyguard).

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The new series of Line of Duty will premiere on BBC One later this year. All previous series are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.