Line of Duty to Return for Second Series

Police corruption thriller Line of Duty is to return for a second series, the BBC has announced.

Starring Jericho’s Lennie James and This is England’s Vicky Mclure, the show was a big hit for BBC2, with the series finale bringing in 3.2 million viewers.

“Jed Mercurio and World Productions have realised a brilliant series for BBC Two with Line Of Duty that encapsulates my vision for bold, authored and utterly original drama on the channel.â€? Said BBC controller of Drama Ben Stephenson.

BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow commented: “I’m so pleased to have this brilliantly realised thriller on BBC Two; it is a wonderful addition to the channel’s rich landscape of drama. With fantastic writing from Jed Mercurio, great characterisation, tightly plotted detail and riveting performances from a stand out cast, I’m thrilled that this complex, contemporary drama has captured the imagination of such a loyal and appreciative audience.”

If you haven’t caught Line of Duty, check out our review of the first episode here. We’ve also got a series blog, but be warned, there are spoilers within…

Check out our Line of Duty series-blog