The release date for Line of Duty series 4 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Line of Duty Series 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. BBC Two has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Spring 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series information and plot
Line of Duty is an acclaimed British police procedural TV series airing on BBC Two since 2012. It was created and written by Jed Mercurio, executive produced by Mercurio, Stephen Wright and Simon Heath and produced by World Productions. The current third series premiered on March 24, 2016.
The show follows DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) following his transfer to the anti-corruption unit following a botched shooting during a counter-terrorism operation which ended in a man`s death.
Awards, reception and renewal
The first series of Line of Duty turned out to be BBC Two`s top-rated drama series in 10 years, and the subsequent series of Line of Duty have all been critically acclaimed and well-received. “Critically acclaimed” might not even express the extent of the positive reception, as in 2014 the show was listed as one of the Top 50 BBC two shows of all time. Line of Duty has originally premiered to 3.76 million viewers, with the current season debuting to an impressive audience of 3.31million viewers. Over the course of its run the series has been nominated for a great number of awards and has won many, including Best Drama/Fictional Programme at Royal Television Society Midlands Awards, Best TV Drama at Freesat Awards, as well as several others. BBC Two has already renewed Line of Duty for a fourth series when it commissioned the current third chapter.
Interestingly, the police refused to cooperate with the producers of Line of Duty, and the crew was advised by retired police officers and anonymously by officers on active duty. This fact provides indirect evidence of the Line of Duty`s true relevance to some of the unfortunate realities portrayed. Stay tuned for the news regarding the next series` release date as well as other relevant news.
UPDATED April 29, 2016: Right on the heels of series 3 explosive finale, a renewal announcement came for BBC Two`s police procedural Line of Duty. The fourth series of the critically acclaimed show that is presently rated as the network`s top drama series in the last 10 years is set to begin filming in August of 2016, and is likely to begin broadcasting either in the end of the year, or in February 2017. The three lead actors are expected to return and reprise their roles. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive information regarding the premiere date for Line of Duty`s upcoming season via e-mail.
UPDATED September 6, 2016: The new series of BBC Two’s popular and award-winning police procedural Line of Duty is expected to air its upcoming fourth series in spring of 2017. Additionally, there is at least one cast addition - Royce Pierreson (Murdered by My Boyfriend) is joining the crew as DC Jamie Desford – a newly recruited member of the anti-corruption unit AC-12. Stay tuned for more exciting news and the exact release date!