The World Productions series, which plays on Netflix in a number of major territories and features on BritBox and Acorn TV in the U.S., will run for seven episodes rather than six when it returns this year.
Announcing the extension, the BBC said Season 6 of Jed Mercurio’s show would debut “soon.” It follows production being delayed last March by the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s a short clip announcing the extension, featuring Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Martin Compston (Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott):
Listen up, fellas. When the gaffer asks for more, you better deliver.
#LineOfDuty returns for Series 6 with an extra episode (7 instead of 6). Coming soon to @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer. pic.twitter.com/6An7jywJI1
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) February 2, 2021