Line of Duty stars Martin Compston and Vicky McClure give update on season 7
Line of Duty stars Martin Compston and Vicky McClure have given fans hope of a seventh season of the hit crime drama – saying they love working together.
The six season of the popular police drama aried on BBC last year – and ever since there’s been talk about whether it will return to our screens.
Compston and McClure – who play DI Steve Arnott and DI Kate Fleming respectively in Line Of Duty – fuelled rumours of a new season this week when they were photographed having drinks with co-star Adrian Dunbar and show creator Jed Mercurio.
On Friday (June 10), the pair appeared together on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, and were asked if fans can expect another instalment from AC-12.
Greenock-born Compston told GMB: “We did say if we ever got 12 million (viewers) we would get tattoos of ‘AC-12 million’. If we ever do another series I think it will be something we all do together then.”
Asked whether there was another series in the works, McClure said: “Nothing’s planned as yet – we just went out for a nice meal.
“I’m telling the truth. Nothing planned and set in stone. Like Martin said before, we always have a long break in between series so it’s not really too abnormal to what we normally do.”
Compston added: “We’re chuffed that people still want us to come back. We’ve done 10 years now.
“The fact that people still want to see the show is amazing and if there’s still a story to be told, I’m sure Jed will bring us back.”
McClure added: “We adore working with each other. Jed’s writing is phenomenal.
“We’ve been working together for over 10 years now and the last series was incredible in terms of the response that we got.
“It was really quite tough to shoot because it was in Covid so it would be lovely to go back and not end that kind of way.”
The final episode of the BBC One series saw DSU Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle, unmasked as the mysterious H, the corrupt police officer at the top of a criminal conspiracy.
Since then, Mercurio has taken his writing skills to another medium, penning a graphic novel called Sleeper with the writer and actor Prasanna Puwanarajah.
Next weekend, Compston will return to play for Soccer Aid 2022 as part of the World XI team – and he poked fun at his Line of Duty co-star after she signed up to play in the charity match.
Before becoming an actor, the 38-year-old Scot played for Scottish professional football club Greenock Morton.
McClure will be lining up against him at the London Stadium– on the opposing English side.
Last week, the actress took to Twitter ahead of the match, warning her TV pal she is determined to win.
She said: “I'm joining this year's Soccer Aid for UNICEF. I'm going to whip the England team into shape, but mainly I want to make sure we beat the rest of the world with Martin Compston.”
Compston responded on his own Twitter account, joking: “England training now consisting of Tik-Tok dance videos followed by Greggs for lunch.”