TV land may have been awash with news of HBO’s double 'Game of Thrones' pick up, handing the fantasy drama fifth and sixth seasons, with suggestions that the story won’t wrap up until the seventh of eighth, but it’s not the only show. 'Line of Duty' has also picked up two more series, putting the total to four and there’s no indication things will stop there.

Line of DutyThe main cast of BBC's Line of Duty

"For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances," said creator Jed Mercurio.

'Line of Duty,' which centres on a controversial police anti-corruption unit, and will be returning for two more series of six hour-long episodes, was considered to be the best British crime drama since Idris Elba captures the nation’s heart in 'Luther'. But it wasn’t without controversy; the show’s finale confused and disappointed some avid viewers, causing Mecurio to apologise. 

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“I’m sorry some people have been disappointed with the ending. I already mentioned in an earlier response that there would be things that some viewers would feel were important that weren’t dealt with, and I appreciate that can be frustrating,” he said at the time. 

“We tried to deal with the main character points that we felt were at the heart of the drama. A further issue is the desire to have a just resolution, that is that wrongdoing is punished, but one of the features of Line of Duty is that there are times that doesn’t happen, just like in real life.” (The Mirror)

Joining Line of Duty  is joined by a host of new shows announced by The BBC as part of the broadcaster’s 50th anniversary, including Nurse*, The Wrong Mans, The World Made By Women, Beyond Human and War in Afghanistan*. 

*working titles.

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