Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar is coming back as a police detective in a new crime thriller

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Obviously we're all still reeling after the Line of Duty season 6 finale, and we're also trying to come to terms with the fact that Ted, Kate and Steve won't be on our screens for some time (could they hurry up and confirm season 7 please?). So, it's great news that AC-12 royalty, Adrian Dunbar, is going to be starring as a police detective in a new police crime drama named Ridley. Here's everything we know about the project.

What's Ridley going to be about?

The new ITV drama will follow begrudgingly retired detective inspector Alex Ridley (Dunbar) who returns to consult on a case after his former protege DI Carol Farman goes to him for advice on a complex murder case.

The series will come in four two-hour-long episodes, and is reportedly inspired by real-life cases in which retired detectives return to consult on police cases thanks to stretched resources on the police force.

Who has been cast in Ridley?

At the moment we only know about the casting of Adrian Dunbar as Alex Ridley, alongside some key crew and writers. The drama has been written and co-created by Vera writer Paul Matthew Thompson along with Midsomer Murders producer Jonathan Fisher.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

When is Ridley being released?

Ridley is due to start shooting later this year, reportedly in Autumn so it will be some time until be have a trailer or a release date. We'll just have to rewatch Line of Duty to prepare, then.

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