Keeley Hawes and Jessica Raine join ‘Line of Duty’ for Series 2

Call the Midwife‘s Jessica Raine, My Family‘s Robert Lindsay and Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes have been cast in the second series of BBC Two’s Line of Duty.

Featuring a new police corruption story, six new one-hour episodes begin filming in Belfast later this month, with original cast members Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar returning for Series 2.

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Jed Mercurio, writer and executive producer, comments: “I was thrilled by the success of Series 1, and I’m hugely grateful for the opportunity to create another six hours of twists and turns as our returning investigators delve into a brand new story of police corruption.”

Keeley Hawes adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Line of Duty and after reading Jed’s incredible scripts I can’t wait to take my character, DI Lindsay Denton, on the epic journey he has created for her.”

The official synopsis reads: “The series opens explosively with the ambush of a police convoy in which three police officers are killed and a protected witness seriously injured. The sole surviving police officer is Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes). Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden (Robert Lindsay) takes personal charge, assigning AC-12 to the case.

“Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) are joined by newly-appointed Detective Constable Georgia Trotman (Jessica Raine) to investigate a complex case rich in unexpected twists and turns. Initially AC-12’s most valuable witness, the suspicion soon arises that DI Denton could be their prime suspect.”

Series 2 wil be directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who) and Daniel Nettheim (The Hunter).

Series 1 concluded last July, having averaged an audience of 4.2 million.

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