New season of Line of Duty could be finished filming by Christmas 2 years ago

New season of Line of Duty could be finished filming by Christmas

"The scripts are so good."

Martin Compston has said a new series of Line Of Duty will “hopefully” be finished by Christmas despite the challenges being experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


Filming had been underway for season six of the show but was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Speaking on The One Show on BBC, Compston, who plays DS Steve Arnott in the hit series, said that producers of the show have a date they're planning to finish by, but said he needs to lose some weight and get a haircut first.

“We’ve got a definite date that we’re working towards but there’s no point announcing it because the situation’s so fluid, and it can change daily, so hopefully we can get it done before Christmas," he said.

“I think there will be changes, I mean there’s going to be massive changes off camera just because of the protocols and the social distancing, how many people can be on set, no congregating, people off camera wearing masks – it’s going to be a completely different feel.


“We wouldn’t really want to compromise the scripts, the scripts are so good, and people are so loyal to the show – there would be no point coming back if we’re going to compromise quality."

He also teased a big bombshell for fans about an upcoming plot from the sixth season of the series.


"There is a massive bombshell at the end of episode four," Compston said.

"I've not read episode five yet, I've not got the script."

While filming for the series may be finished by Christmas, providing there are no more setbacks, it's likely it will be deep into 2021 before we see the finished product on our screens.