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.
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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