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Acclaimed drama Line of Duty gets third season

1 of 1 Keely Hawes stars in the current season of Line of Duty
Keely Hawes stars in the current season of Line of Duty

Acclaimed BBC Two drama Line of Duty is to return for a third season.

According to Broadcast, the show’s exec producer Simon Heath is adamant that the crime thriller will be back and that discussions on its direction have begun.

"We've already started talking about potential fertile story areas for series three," Heath confirmed in an interview on the website.

"[We've discussed] what that might be and what the character or characters [at the centre of it] might be, but there's plenty of mileage in police corruption."

Meanwhile, Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio's next project will be Critical - a new medical drama for UK satellite channel Sky 1 starring Lennie James. But that doesn’t mean he’s leaving the BBC’s big hit.

"Once he's finished on Critical, he'll be ready to go," Heath insisted while discussing Mercurio’s involvement in the next instalment of the tense drama.

The highly-praised season two of Line of Duty, starring Keeley Hawes, comes to a climax tonight at 9.00pm on BBC Two.

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