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Line Of Duty Season 7: What Is The Future Of The Series? Will Superintendent Ted Hastings Return?

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BBC police procedural drama series Line Of Duty is among the highest-rated police dramas for the network. The show has managed to garner a viewership of over 4.1 million, making it the most successful drama for the network. Line Of Duty has been on the air for over ten years now. But the popularity and relevance of the show have only gone upwards. After the intensely dramatic sixth season that premiered in 2021, fans are eagerly waiting for Line Of Duty Season 7. So, here we bring for you what we know about the seventh season.

Line Of Duty Season 7 Plot!

In the sixth season of the series, the Anti-Corruption Department, specifically the AC-12, was monitoring DCI Joanne Davidson and her squad. Superintendent Ted Hastings personally assisted DS Steve Arnott in his Davidson and her staff probe. When DI Kate Fleming, a past police officer of the AC-12 department, was brought into the investigation, things get even more convoluted. While traversing Davidson’s maze of lies and deceit, the AC-12 unit members were forced to question their trust in one another.

Despite considerable dissatisfaction with how the climax addressed real-world concerns rather than fantasy. With the spotlight on police misconduct in the news throughout the world, it’s arguably more relevant than ever. Line of Duty has never shied away from tearing down the establishment. And if Line Of Duty Season 7 is confirmed, that trend should continue. This does not necessitate a direct extension of the plot. Certainly, AC-12 has the freedom to examine various aspects of police misconduct that aren’t necessarily related to the primary plot.

The sixth season introduced us to Marcus Thurwell as a retired corrupt officer residing in Spain. Even though he was allegedly murdered in the Season 6 finale, many fans believed it was a coverup because we never saw Thurwell in action. Could Thurwell be the one who paves the path for Osborne’s demise?

When Will The Show Return?

The sixth season of the Line Of Duty premiered on HBO on March 21, 2021, and the season finale aired on May 2, 2021. And, as far as Line Of Duty Season 7 is concerned, there is not a lot of confirmation about it. The BBC network has not yet officially greenlit the show for another season. However, the ending of the sixth season has surely left some room for Line Of Duty Season 7 to continue the story. As far as the showrunners are concerned, Jed Mercurio mentioned, “Line of Duty may have reached ‘the Chandrasekhar Limit’. At which a mass collapses under its own gravitational force.”

On the other hand, while talking about the future of the series, Adrian Dunbar stated to Radio times. “We’ve got to get onto Jed and say ‘Look, we’ve got to do one that’s not like when we were in lockdown. We’ve got to do one where we’re back on the ground. We’re out there, we’re in the city, we’re having fun. You know it’s a great city to have fun in, Belfast. so we really want to get back to doing that again.” He also added, “Don’t know about that, whether we’ll see another series. I’m sure everybody wants one, we certainly want one.” 

Fans might have to wait a little more before there is some clarity about Line Of Duty Season 7. Till then, stay tuned with TechRadar247 to keep updated about your favorite shows and movies.

Line Of Duty Season 7 Cast!

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The cast of Line Of Duty includes Scottish actor Martin Compston as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott. Steve works in an anti-corruption unit called AC-12. On the other hand, Vicky McClure appears in Detective Inspector Kate Fleming, Adrian Dunbar stars as Superintendent Ted Hastings in the series. The show also features Craig Parkinson as Inspector Matthew Cotton.

In addition, Line Of Duty casts Lennie James as Chief Inspector Tony Gates. Keeley Hawes as Inspector Lindsay Denton, and Daniel Mays as Sergeant Danny Waldron. The cast also includes Thandie Newton as Detective Roseanne Huntley Stephen Graham as John Corbett. And Anna Maxwell Martin is seen as Patricia Carmichael.

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