UK drama update: Line of Duty, Guilt

The sixth instalment of UK crime thriller Line of Duty – which resumed filming at the end of August – wrapped this week in Northern Ireland.

Kelly Macdonald feautures asas Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer on an unsolved murder case whose unconventional conduct attracts the attention of AC-12.

Showrunner Jed Mercurio says: “Thanks so much to our brilliant cast and crew who applied rigorous Covid safety measures to deliver Line of Duty six to our wonderful fans. We’re all immensely grateful to World Productions and the BBC for the unswerving support they’ve given us in a time of unprecedented challenges to UK television production.”

Meanwhile filming is underway on a new four-part season of Guilt by Neil Forsyth.

The second series is another twisting, surprising story which picks up the action two years after the dramatic finale which saw two disparate brothers, Max (Mark Bonnar) and Jake (Jamie Sives) face the consequences of their guilt after accidentally killing an old man.

In this new second series, characters old and new will battle the consequences of their guilty actions, amidst shocking new developments. The new cast includes Sara Vickers (Watchmen, Endeavour, Shetland), Phyllis Logan (Downtown Abbey, Doctor Who), Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard, Deadwater Fell), Ian Pirie (Chernobyl, Nothing To Declare), Greg McHugh (The A Word), Rochelle Neil (Episodes, Doctors) and Sandy McDade (EastEnders, Father Brown).

Both dramas are expected to air in 2021.

One Comment:

  1. At least Line of Duty has been consistent in it’s writing and acting style, thanks to Mercurio and the original cast.
    Jed also has another show which has disappeared for a while now called Bodyguard.
    As much as I liked season one the story wont be the same without Julia Montague, but with season 2 confirmed David Budd will be suffering from more than PSTD, if Mr Mercurio has his way.

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