Reports came in during the week that the hit BBC show Line of Duty will be returning to our screens for a three-part special.
The Sun have reported that filming is due to commence in the Spring, while the main cast of Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, and Adrian Dunbar, are all in line to return.
Series 6 of the show was seen as 'anti-climatic', after years of building up storylines, and many fans will see the new season - which could be released as a early as next Christmas - as an opportunity for the show to redeem itself.
A 'TV insider' also spoke to The Sun and indicated that the shows creator Jed Mercurio will also be coming back on board.
"There’s a strong feeling that there was unfinished business.
“There was a very strong feeling, particularly among fans, that there was unfinished business with Line of Duty.
“Viewers weren’t satisfied with the ending of series six and were crying out for a more sensational conclusion — now Jed can deliver that."
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Adrian Dunbar, who plays the much quoted Irish character Ted Hastings, also spoke positively about a return of the show, but was coy on how soon that may be.
"I think generally there's a willingness amongst everybody to do something but I think we're just gonna have to wait a little bit longer."
"It wasn't quite as fun," he said when asked about filming season 6 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We couldn't hangout. We couldn't go out. We were all in a kind of bubble so it just didn't have the same feel, which is one of the reasons we'd like to do another one."