Line Of Duty is set to return for a third series.

The crime thriller’s executive producer Simon Heath is reported to have told Broadcast that new episodes of the BBC Two drama, about the investigations of police anti-corruption unit AC12 , are ‘absolutely’ being discussed.

“We’ve already started talking about potential fertile story areas for series three,” he said.

“[We’ve discussed] what that might be and what the character or characters might be, but there’s plenty of mileage in police corruption.”

The current series of Line Of Duty, created by writer Jed Mercurio, starred Keeley Hawes, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Neil Morrissey.

The second season, which critics have said matches up to top US and Scandinavian shows, ended this week.

Keeley recently said of Line Of Duty’s success: “Viewers are really into it and it is making people think and not spoonfeeding them. It is nice to be in the middle of that.”

 

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