Curved copper plates beware! Giles Coren’s tweet sparks rumors that the BBC is planning a 7th season of Line of Duty after 13 meters tuning in to the hit show finale
- The elusive master criminal ‘H’ was finally exposed last night after a five-year wait
- BBC yesterday suggested that another series of Line Of Duty could be on the way
- TV host Giles Coren gave strong indication that the 7th series was being drafted
- Claimed in tweet that a friend was cast in the 7th series but was quickly removed
It drew its highest-ever audience on Sunday night when the elusive master criminal ‘H’ was finally exposed after a five-year wait.
And yesterday, the BBC suggested that another series of popular police drama Line of Duty could be on the way.
It came at a time when three of the dramas and series creator Jed Mercurio had agreed to get ‘AC12million’ tattoos on the occasion of the record Line of Duty ratings of 12.8 million for the final episode. Fans will recognize it as a nod to the show’s AC-12 unit, which is hunting corrupt officers.
Meanwhile, TV host Giles Coren gave a strong hint that a seventh series was being drafted when he claimed in a tweet, ‘A friend of mine was cast in series 7 last week. There is no secret ‘. However, the message was quickly removed. Mercurio has not yet confirmed plans for a new series and even its stars are left in the dark about the future.
The BBC yesterday suggested that another series of popular police drama Line Of Duty could be on the way (photo LR: Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar starring on the show)
The finale drew 1.8 million more viewers than the show’s previous most watched episode – the week before.
BBC’s chief content officer Charlotte Moore called the drama ‘addictive event television’, adding, ‘Line of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the past seven weeks, so it’s no surprise that last night’s jaw-dropping finale set an audience record.’ She said: ‘Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series. I look forward to talking to the team about where we are going and what the future of the series could be. ‘
Mercurio said last night, “We are honored and flattered by the ratings for Line of Duty 6. We knew that attempting to investigate the true nature of corruption in our society would not appeal to everyone, but we sincerely thank you all for watching. . It has been our privilege to share your Sunday evenings. ‘
Martin Compston, who plays AC-12’s DI Steve Arnott, revealed that he, Mercurio, Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Vicky McClure (DI Kate Fleming) had agreed to get ‘AC12million’ tattoos if the show was over Would draw 12 million viewers.
The elusive master criminal ‘H’ was finally undone last night as DS Ian Buckells (photo, played by Nigel Boyle) after a five-year wait
He joked that it was an “unimaginable and ridiculous scenario.” In a Twitter post, Compston thanked fans. He wrote: ‘We are really blown away by the response and love for the show. We are proud of it … We have felt many emotions, from excitement and fear at the hype to relief that it is over.
Now I just feel extremely proud that our show that started on BBC2 on Wednesday has just broken every nighttime drama record since they started.
“Finally I, Vicky, Adrian and Jed made an agreement in the unimaginable and ridiculous scenario that we would one day get 12 million viewers, we would get” AC12million “tattoos. We’ll see who’s right on their word … ‘
While the grand mystery of H’s identity was resolved in the finale, there were many unanswered questions, such as the future of AC-12, whether Chief Inspector Hastings would be prosecuted and why a grinning Detective Buckells seemed so relaxed when he entered his prison cell .
TV host Giles Coren gave strong evidence that the seventh series was being drafted after claiming in a tweet that a friend had been cast in the seventh series, which was quickly removed.
However, some fans expressed disappointment at the ‘disappointing’ ending, wondering how the seemingly blundering DS Ian Buckells would have been able to lead a relentless crime gang. Actor Nigel Boyle, who plays Buckells, said ‘I honestly don’t know’ yesterday when asked if more episodes were coming.
He also defended the show’s ending. He told BBC Breakfast: ‘The fans are brilliant. So many people have invested so much in this series. He added, “ I think there will always be an element of disappointment, but you can’t have every series that has a major shootout, requires an urgent exit. Sometimes the subtler message is more important.
“I think when people think … some people won’t be that disappointed.” Mercurio has left viewers guessing about H’s identity since the character was first mentioned in 2016.
Martin, who plays DI Steve Arnott, revealed that he, show creator Jed Mercurio, Adrian (Superintendent Ted Hastings, left), Vicky (DI Kate Fleming, second from right) had agreed to get ‘AC12million’ tattoos as the show over 12 million viewers