BBC commissions Line Of Duty series 3 and 4

News Louisa Mellor
8 Apr 2014 - 13:00

Two new series of Jed Mercurio's superlative crime drama, Line Of Duty, are coming to the BBC...

If twisty, turny, elegantly constructed and engagingly performed crime drama is your thing, then chances are you already a fan of Line Of Duty, which recently completed its second series on BBC Two. If so, you'll join us in being delighted to hear that BBC Two has commissioned not one, but two new series of Line Of Duty from writer Jed Mercurio (BodiesCardiac Arrest).

Mercurio's critically praised 2012 series featured the inestimable talents of Lennie James and, with its tale of police corruption and personal transgressions, looked difficult to top. Top it he did, with an even more captivating second series.

If there's justice in the world (which, Line Of Duty's cynical world view assures us, there isn't) then Keeley Hawes and the series creators will be clearing some space on their mantlepieces come next year's awards season.

The new series will once again comprise six one-hour episodes each and feature two new police corruption stories. Dream casting suggestions, anyone?

Read our spoiler-filled series two reviews, here.


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