Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar has opened up about the potential future of the programme after series 6, expressing his belief that the BBC ‘want to do another series’.
Earlier this year, the series finale of Line of Duty saw AC-12’s Ted Hastings (Adrian), Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) discover the identity of the elusive ‘H’, the ‘Fourth Man’ within the police force with ties to organised crime.
After fans learnt that it was none other than the bumbling Ian Buckells (Nigel Boyle), some found the conclusion anticlimactic.
Nonetheless, many are still hoping that the show will return for series seven, a possibility that has not yet been confirmed by the procedural’s creator Jed Mercurio.
During a recent interview, Adrian, 63, who recently enjoyed a reunion with his Line of Duty co-stars at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, explained that he and the other members of the cast ‘want to get together again’.
‘I’m sure the BBC want to do another series. We do, because we want to get together again,’ he told GQ Magazine, teasing some ideas for the story that he has up his sleeve.
‘I have a couple of ideas – we all have ideas that we share – but I’d rather not say what they are,’ he stated.
‘There are things embedded in the storyline that could come together to make up a very interesting series seven.’
Adrian added that when he and the other Line of Duty actors found out the big ‘H’ reveal, they struggled to ‘get their heads around’ the individual’s identity.
He outlined his doubts over the matter, considering the AC-12 team are supposed to be skilled at ‘forensically trawling’ through information, and yet missed this key surprise.
However, Jed convinced him that ‘H’ being Buckells was a ‘realistic’ direction to go.
While Adrian may be optimistic about Line of Duty returning for series seven, Jed recently dashed fans’ hopes when he said that there was ‘no plan in place’ for more episodes.
‘If there was a way, we’d obviously look at that seriously, but just being honest with you, right now we don’t have a plan in place,’ he said on BBC Breakfast earlier this month.
Line of Duty is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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