Adrian Dunbar says Line of Duty cast are 'very eager' for more

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27 Feb 2024, 09:39

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Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar has spoken about the potential future of the acclaimed BBC police drama. 

The actor played Superintendent Ted Hastings in the Jed Mercurio drama, which came to an apparent conclusion at the end of its sixth season in 2021. However, the final episode proved to be somewhat divisive amongst fans, and there have been constant calls for more from the drama, which also starred Trigger Point’s Vicky McClure and The Rig’s Martin Compson.

However, despite ongoing rumours - including The Sun reporting that our favourite AC-12 members were coming back for a three-part special at some point - nothing has materialised thus far.

Appearing on BBC Morning Live ahead of performing in the Cole Porter musical, Kiss Me, Kate, in London’s West End, Adrian Dunbar spoke to presenters Michelle Ackerley and Gethin Jones about the chances of getting the AC-12 gang back together.

When the show played a montage from Line of Duty, the actor said: “It was great seeing all those clips again. It just reminded me what a great time we had doing it.”

When asked if the show would be making a comeback, he replied: "It would be great, wouldn't it? I mean we are all very eager for it to come back obviously, me, Vicky and Martin, and so are the public it seems, as they are always asking us.”

However, he added: “But as of yet I can't answer that question. Just keep your fingers crossed."

While we wait to find out whether there will be more from Line of Duty, we can at least catch the show’s main stars elsewhere in the meantime. While Adrian Dunbar treads the boards in Kiss Me, Kate, the second series of Vicky McClure’s Trigger Point is currently airing on ITV, with the final episode of the explosive drama set to land on Sunday 3rd March.

Meanwhile, Martin Compston’s travel mini-series, Scottish Fling, is also back on the BBC.