BBC reveals Season 6 of Line of Duty is coming later this month 6 months ago

BBC reveals Season 6 of Line of Duty is coming later this month

This season runs seven episodes long, instead of six.

We now have an official date for one of TV's most anticipated premieres of the year as BBC One have confirmed Line of Duty Season 6's first episode will air on 21 March.

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The channel confirmed the news about the copper crime drama in a brief but tense teaser posted to their Twitter account.

It sees Adrian Dunbar's character Superintendent Ted Hastings stating over a megaphone: "You'll be treated fairly with the full protection of the law."

We then see him and Martin Compton's DS Steve Arnott in what appears to be a standoff with Vicky McClure's DI Kate Fleming and a new character played by Kelly MacDonald of Boardwalk Empire and Trainspotting fame.

MacDonald, who audiences may have seen in other BBC crime drama Giri/Haji recently, will be playing DCI Joanne Davidson - a character described as “the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced”. Mother of God.

BBC have also confirmed that Line of Duty will be returning for season 6 with an extra episode.

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This series will feature seven episodes, as opposed to the regular run of six.

The wildly successful show follows the adventures of anti-corruption police unit, AC-12.

Their number one goal? Get rid of bent coppers, no matter what it takes.

We know you didn't float up the Lagan in a bubble, but do you think you can get top marks in this Line of Duty quiz?