BBC One Sets March Premiere Date For ‘Line of Duty’ Season 5
It’s been a little while, but ‘Line of Duty‘ is finally back on our tv screens for Season 5 at the end of March, and it now comes with added Stephen Graham, which is never a bad thing.
The new series of the hit crime drama sees Fleming, Arnott and Hastings follow a new case for the police anti-corruption unit, AC-12, set nearly two years on from the previous instalment. Regular series lead Vicky McClure returns as DS Kate Fleming, alongside Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott, and Adrian Dunbar as Supt. Ted Hastings. Maneet Bindra (Maya Sondhi), Polly Walker (Gill Biggeloe), Andrea Irvine (Roisin Hastings), and Aiysha Hart (DS Sam Railston) are also set to return.
Stephen Graham (‘Save Me’, ‘Taboo’, ‘This Is England’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’) will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (‘Girlfriends’, ‘Broken’) as Lisa McQueen – two pivotal figures in a deadly organised crime group. Known to have links with corrupt police officers and suspected to be under direct command of the shadowy figure known only as ‘H’, Corbett and McQueen become persons of interest to AC-12 following an explosive chain of events.
They will be joined by newcomers Taj Atwal (‘In The Club’, ‘Stella’), Richard Pepple (‘Motherland’, ‘Beasts of No Nation’) as new regulars PC Tatleen Sohota and PS Kyle Ferringham, alongside Susan Vidler (‘Shetland’, ‘The Coroner’), Sian Reese-Williams (‘Hidden’, ‘Requiem’), Ace Bhatti (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘No Offence’) and Elizabeth Rider (‘Informer’, ‘Doctor Foster’).
Season 5 is, once again, written and created by Jed Mercurio, who delayed the return of ‘Line Of Duty’ last year to work on a little series called ‘Bodyguard’… “After the hysteria surrounding Bodyguard, it’s a relief to be back in the day job,” commented Mercurio on the return. “I’m delighted to be working with the old gang and welcoming our brilliant newcomers led by Stephen Graham and Rochenda Sandall.”
‘Line of Duty‘ Season 5 premieres Sunday, 31st March 2019 at 9pm on BBC One.