Adrian Dunbar prepares Line of Duty fans for 'head-wreck' with new series
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 March 2021
Adrian Dunbar says the new 'Line Of Duty' series will be a "head-wreck" for the audience
Adrian Dunbar has vowed that the new 'Line Of Duty' series will be a "head-wreck" for the audience.
The 62-year-old actor is returning to his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings on the hit BBC One show and has teased what fans can expect from the new series, when it returns on March 21.
He said: "18 months have passed so the landscape has completely changed. We are starting from a place that the audience will probably find a bit shocking at first. Things and people have been moved around so the first episode is going to be one of those ‘head-wrecks’ for the audience."
And Adrian is grateful for the success of the show, admitting it was a "slow burn" at first.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, she added: "It was a slow burn. The first series was great, but we didn’t know we would get a second one. Then we got a second one and halfway through that suddenly the numbers built and since then it’s just taken off – it’s big and the anticipation is massive. It’s intense."
Series six of Jed Mercurio’s drama will see Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston return to their roles alongside Shalom Brune-Franklin, a new addition to the AC-12 team. Kelly Macdonald will also make her debut as guest lead Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose suspicious conduct attracts the attention of Anti-Corruption.
The hit BBC thriller series has been confirmed to be returning to screens on March 21, with the sixth series going to be seven episodes long, making it the longest series so far.