Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar is ‘sure’ show will return for season 7

LINE of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar has addressed the future of the show and said he’s “sure” show will return for season 7 – and he already has plot ideas.

The show favourite, who plays DSI Ted Hastings, has predicted a “very interesting” future for the show’s crime-busting AC-12 unit.


Actor Adrian Dunbar has teased a ‘very interesting’ future for Line of DutyCredit: Splash
He said he's 'sure' there will be a series 7 as bosses are yet to publicly confirm another season


He said he’s ‘sure’ there will be a series 7 as bosses are yet to publicly confirm another seasonCredit: PA

The Irishman offered hope to fans of the show that there could still be another instalment of the thriller.

He said: “I’m sure the BBC want to do another series. We do, because we want to get together again.”

“I have a couple of ideas,” Adrian, 63, told GQ Magazine.

“We all have ideas that we share – but I’d rather not say what they are. There are things embedded in the storyline that could come together to make up a very interesting series seven.”

Despite Adrian’s promises Jed Mercurio has said he “does not have a plan in place” for more episodes.

The TV writer said: “If there was a way, we’d obviously look at that seriously.”

The sixth series of the police corruption drama was a ratings juggernaut earlier this year, with the season finale drawing consolidated TV ratings of 15.24 million, making it the UK’s most-watched drama series of the 21st century so far.

The last episode of the BBC One series saw DSU Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle, unmasked as the mysterious H, the corrupt police officer at the top of a criminal conspiracy.

Discussing what he will do next, Mercurio told BBC Breakfast: “We’re shooting a series called Trigger Point at the moment, which stars Vicky McClure playing a bomb disposal officer, and that’s a very exciting prospect, probably on screen in the early new year.

“And then I’m sort of taking stock about what I’m going to do next – so, lots of lots of things possibly in the pipeline, it’s a very exciting time.”

Asked if that could include Line Of Duty, he said: “I think if Line Of Duty fans propel Sleeper to the top of the bestseller charts, I think that will say that there’s a desire for more of my work, so that might motivate me.

“But currently, there are no plans to answer that question seriously.”

He added: “We’re all so thrilled by the response to season six, it did so well.

“It’s fantastic to be part of something like that, an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience that the cast and I really loved being part of.

“So 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.”

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