‘Line of Duty’ writer promises ‘more diabolical plot twists’ in Season 4

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The creator of Line of Duty says he’s “looking forward to tormenting the nation” with the police corruption drama’s new season.

Thandie Newton (Westworld, Crash) is joining the cast as DCI Roz Huntley, alongside returning regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, and new cast members Jason Watkins (Being Human), Lee Ingleby (The A Word) and Royce Pierreson (Our Girl).

Season 4 starts filming in Belfast this month and will see the show move to BBC One in 2017 when it airs in 2017.

Creator, writer and executive producer Jed Mercurio commented: “Thanks so much to the fans who’ve made Line of Duty such a success. Thanks to the BBC for all their support in making the series. It’s incredibly flattering we’ve been able to attract such amazing talent as Thandie Newton, Jason Watkins and Lee Ingleby to join our brilliant regular cast of Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar. We’re all looking forward to tormenting the nation with ever more diabolical plot twists!”

Thandie Newton

The official synopsis reveals: [Season 4] begins with Roz and her team in the thick of a career-defining case, Operation Trapdoor. Under intense pressure to catch the culprit and prove herself to her superiors, and facing conflict with her colleague, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins), it’s not long before AC-12 decide to probe her handling of the investigation. A mother of two and wife to husband Nick, (Lee Ingleby), Roz will do anything to stop her life unravelling. Anything.

“Determined to uncover the truth, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) must work together to tackle their most devious opponent yet. They are aided by PC Maneet Bindra (Maya Sondhi) and newcomer Detective Constable Jamie Desford (Royce Pierreson).”

Line of Duty launched on BBC Two in June 2012 and the third season concluded earlier this year with 5.6 million viewers.

Buy the complete Season 1-3 box set on Amazon here.

A fifth season was also commissioned in May.

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