Hustle has been recommissioned for a sixth series, it has been confirmed.

The glossy BBC One heist drama, starring Adrian Lester and Matt Di Angelo, is currently pulling in five and a half million viewers.

The sixth series, produced by Kudos Film and Television, will continue to follow Mickey (Lester) and his team of grifters as they con their way around London.

Hustle creator, writer and executive producer, Tony Jordan said: “We are really pleased with the way that series five has been received, it’s always difficult to maintain a drama’s following when you’ve been off air for a period of time.

“Having a fabulous actor like Adrian Lester back in the fold has really helped. I’ve already got some great ideas for series six, so I can’t wait to get cracking on the scripts.”

Polly Hill, BBC Commissioning Editor of Independent Drama, said: “The success of the present series is testament to Tony Jordan’s brilliant scripts, the remarkable team at Kudos and a wonderful cast.

“We look forward to seeing what 2010 will hold for Mickey and the gang.”

The new series of Hustle will film in and around London this year for transmission on BBC One in 2010.

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