Line Of Duty star Martin Compston has claimed that show boss Jed Mecurio will ‘end the series when he wants to’ – and we hope it never finishes.
Jed hinted earlier this year that a sixth series was on the cards and that it will be aired ‘sometime in 2020’.
Although there has been no official announcement made regarding the hit show, Martin, who plays Steve Arnott has claimed that show will end, when it ends.
He told Digital Spy: ‘I think one thing that is true with Jed, he’s very clear working at the BBC that he’ll end it on his terms, which is very exciting.
‘We’re going to get to bow out the way we want to bow out and everything will be tied up the way he wants it to be tied up, and there will hopefully be the payoffs that people want.
‘Each job lives series to series hoping you get renewed, whereas I think Jed has enough credit in the bank that he’ll finish it when he wants to.’
In the past Line Of Duty has killed a few of its main characters off, and while nothing surprises us, Martin admitted that he isn’t concerned about them killing Steve off.
He went on to reveal that Jed wouldn’t kill Steve off ‘for the sake of it’.
The series follows AC-12’s Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin) as they investigate corrupt police officers.
There’s not too much info yet on exactly what to expect from the next series of the show, but Jed did drop a pretty huge potential clue on Twitter earlier this year as he hinted that series six would feature a crossover of the first and second series.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com on the prospect of season six Jed said: ‘I would hope its sometime in 2020, next year. But that’s not something we’re able to confirm.’
The season five finale aired back in May after a two-year gap between series and since then fans have been eager to find out exactly when season six will be hitting our screens.
But if we are set to get a new series in 2020, it may be later in the year as opposed to earlier, as Jed admitted that the production is still at the ‘planning stage’.
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