Line of Duty’s Martin Compston “thinks” he will reprise the role of Steve Arnott in the hit BBC drama

Line of Duty fans have been left in the dark over whether there will be a seventh series, but BBC star Martin Compston has opened up about the show’s future

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Line of Duty’s Martin Compston reveals the future of the show

Line of Duty’s Martin Compston has revealed the future of the torrid BBC police drama following the dramatic season six finale.

Jed Mercurio’s Police Proceedings was one of the biggest shows of 2021, with the final episode beating its own record averaging 12.8 million viewers.

But despite evidence of a ratings slump, the show’s future is still up in the air with no idea if a seventh season of the show is coming.

However, Line of Duty star Martin Compston, who plays Detective Inspector Steve Arnott, has hinted at the definite possibility that the AC-12 will return to screens soon.

The 37-year-old actor said during an appearance on Radio X’s The Chris Moyles Show this morning that there was “definitely room for another series”.

He said the team “believes” the show still has a future



When promoting his new TV show, Our House, the actor said the team “believes” the show still has a future.

When asked if he had another twist in him than Steve Arnott, Martin said, “We think so. I’m happy with the response as now people are really excited to see if there’s another one, but nothing has changed for us when it comes to where we are after completing a series.

“We always need at least a year in between. The dust settles and Jed finds out if there’s a story to tell. So I’m glad that people are so excited and dying to find out, but like I said, we’ve done that after every series, so we’ll just wait and see what he thinks.

Jed Mercurio’s police trial was one of the biggest shows of 2021


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He concluded, “I think there’s definitely scope for that.”

Martin continued to reflect on the challenges on set as he filmed the show’s final season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “It’s such a social show in terms of us, friends, and going out with the crew and all that stuff, and we shot the last one during Covid-19 and it was a tough shoot and kind of miserable because we one were back from the first jobs and it was literally on the set, no one around, and then back to your apartment.

The 37-year-old actor said there was “definitely room” for another series



“We couldn’t even socialize with each other. So I guess it wouldn’t be nice for us to go out like that, we’d love to do one more with everyone.

Line of Duty was named the highest-rated British TV drama in 13 years, beating out previous titleholders Doctor Who, ITV’s popular historical drama Downton Abbey and Mercurio’s own Bodyguard.

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