BBC Two recommissions ‘Line Of Duty’ for a further two series

AC-12 returning along with some familiar faces

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BBC Two has commissioned a further two, 6-part series of Jed Mecurio‘s critically acclaimed drama, Line Of Duty.

The series stars Martin Compston as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Vicky McClure as Detective Constable Kate Fleming and Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings as police anti-corruption unit AC-12.

Series three and four from World Productions, will feature two new police corruption stories following the huge success of the recent second series which starred Keeley Hawes as DI Lindsay Denton, the officer under investigation, and attracted an average 3.4 million.

Creator and writer, Jed Mercurio, says: “We’re profoundly grateful to the fans who not only watched Line Of Duty but also made it such a talking point, and to BBC Two for this rare and immensely flattering opportunity. For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series  two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances…”

Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama, commissioning adds: “Line Of Duty shows what the reinvestment of money in drama on BBC Two has achieved – unique, powerful and gripping drama that gets the nation talking. Bringing it back for two more years is the easiest decision I have made. The only thing to expect from the show is the unexpected so I’m excited to see where next twists and turns take the series.”

The executive producers are Jed Mercurio and Simon Heath for World Productions, and Stephen Wright for BBC Northern Ireland.