Line Of Duty series six has been given an extra episode as AC-12 take on their next bent copper.
The crime drama, about a team which investigates police corruption, is returning with a new case, and will run for seven episodes instead of six.
Series one was a short and sweet five episodes long, however the show has typically been six episodes ever since.
The BBC made the announcement with the help of characters Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston).
In a clip shared on social media on Tuesday, the pair have a chat in Ted’s office as he tells Steve he is ‘gonna need a hell of a lot more before I authorise an enquiry’.
Steve tries to argue back, but after Ted shuts him down and insists he ‘needs more’, Steve – or rather star Martin – replies: ‘How about an extra episode, sir?’
Hastings, like the rest of us, nods sagely, clearly happy with the news.
The BBC’s Twitter account added the message: ‘Listen up, fellas. When the gaffer asks for more, you better deliver.
‘LineOfDuty returns for Series 6 with an extra episode (7 instead of 6).’
Frustratingly a start date wasn’t revealed, so we’ll have to make do with ‘coming soon’.
Series six will see Hastings, Steve and DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) meet Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose unconventional conduct attracts the attention of AC-12.
To tide you over until then, Line Of Duty series two, starring Keeley Hawes, is being shown from the beginning on BBC One from Saturday night.
Line Of Duty series two starts Saturday at 9pm, and series one to five are available on BBC iPlayer.
Credit: Original article published here.