New BBC drama The Responder will fill that Line of Duty void

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Season 6 of Line of Duty only just ended but already it has left an Eastfield Depot-sized hole in our lives. Do they expect us to simply throw away our 'Who is H?' notebooks? And what are we supposed to do on Sunday nights? The good news is that while we wait for news about a possible seventh series of the hit show (fingers crossed), the BBC has just released details and a first look at their new police drama The Responder, starring Martin Freeman and already giving us very LoD vibes.

Here's everything we know about The Responder, from cast details to release date and trailer news.

What is The Responder about?

Set in Liverpool the police drama follows an urgent first responder named Chris (Freeman) who encounters one crisis after another while managing his repeated moral failings and training up his new rookie partner (Adelayo Adedayo).

The show takes place over a series on night shifts, in which the pair must navigate the high pressure and relentlessness of the each incident while trying to understand each other.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

The project is written by former police officer Tony Schumacher and created by the same production company as The Salisbury Poisonings, Dancing Ledge Productions.

Who has been cast in The Responder?

Alongside Freeman Some Girls actor Adelayo Adedayo will play the young rookie Freeman's character is partnered up with.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Also joining the cast is Luther's Warren Brown, A Confession star Faye MacKeever and Tin Star's Kerrie Hayes.

When is The Responder being released?

The project is currently filming right now, so we don't yet have a clear idea of when it'll be released. But we're crossing our fingers for a quick turnaround.

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