Second series of Line Of Duty begins production

BBC TwoThe second series of BBC Two drama Line Of Duty is to go into production later this month.

The series proved to be the biggest new drama for 10 years on BBC Two, averaging 4.2 million viewers. Written by Jed Mercurio, series two features a new police corruption story told over six one-hour episodes.

Actress Keeley Hawes who plays Lindsay says: “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. I loved the first series so it’s a real pleasure to be part of series two and working alongside such talented actors like Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Robert Lindsay.”

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. Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden, played by Robert Lindsay, takes personal charge, assigning AC-12 to the case.

Initially AC-12’s most valuable witness, the suspicion soon arises that DI Denton could be their prime suspect.

Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, says: “Drama on BBC Two continues to enjoy an incredible resurgence and I’m delighted that Line Of Duty, one of the channel’s biggest hits last year, is returning, attracting a stellar cast to what promises to be another riveting thriller from Jed Mercurio.”

Filming starts in Belfast later this month.

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