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Line Of Duty Star Is Hopeful The New Season Will Be Completed Before Christmas

Line Of Duty Star Is Hopeful The New Season Will Be Completed Before Christmas

After COVID-19 caused the filming of Line Of Duty Season 6 to temporarily shut down, fans of the show might be worried that AC-12 would not be chasing any bent coppers this year.

However, the show's writer-creator Jed Mercurio recently said that they're hoping to complete filming by the end of the year and Martin Compston (more famously known as DS Steve Arnott) has reaffirmed this working calendar.

Granted, it's a flexible schedule due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-related restrictions on filming, but Compston's latest update is very positive.

Speaking on The One Show, he said: "Well, I'm in dire need of a haircut and I've also got a few lockdown pounds I need to lose before we get back! 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.

"I mean there's going to 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.

"In terms of the changes, we really wouldn't 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."

This wasn't the only juicy detail that the Scottish actor discussed during his appearance on the chatshow because he teased a massive cliffhanger at the end of the fourth episode in the new season.

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"There's a few (bombshells) before episode four, but there's a big, big question at the end of episode four!" he said.

For those that haven't seen the brilliant police drama, the early seasons of Line of Duty are being repeated on BBC One on Monday and Tuesday nights.

Alternatively, the show is available to watch on Netflix too.

Take a look at what Compston had to say about Season 6 below.

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