According to The Sun, several US broadcasters have noticed the enormous UK success of the most recent series of the cop thriller, along with its high US streaming numbers on subscription service Hulu, and are mulling remaking it. Netflix, Amazon and Hulu themselves are reportedly in the mix.
"There's been a lot of interest with the show," an anonymous insider told the newspaper, "especially recently with the move from BBC1 to BBC2 as a lot more people have watched the last series and caught up with the previous three.
"Big players in Hollywood have been impressed by the gripping nature of the show and think they can set it in the US and add more layers with a bigger budget. It follows their remakes of The Office, Broadchurch, Shameless and some would say Sherlock, so it's bound to happen with one of the US companies."
While the source references several hit US shows that were based on British formats, they conveniently fail to mention the litany of British police dramas that have made up the US TV remake graveyard in recent years.
Those include the short-lived Life on Mars remake, which saw Harvey Keitel assume the iconic role of Gene Hunt, and the short-lived Prime Suspect, which replaced Helen Mirren with Maria Bello and a very distracting hat.
Going further back, a short-lived remake of Robbie Coltrane's Cracker hit US airwaves in 1997, starring the late Robert Pastorelli and a young Josh Hartnett. Gracepoint, the short-lived US remake of Broadchurch, ran for 10 episodes in 2014, directly remaking Broadchurch's first series but featuring David Tennant with a wonky American accent and Olivia Colman replaced by the more glamorous Anna Gunn.
Whether a US remake of Line of Duty will actually materialise or not, it'll inevitably have a guaranteed audience in the UK, as British audiences have historically had absolutely no misgivings to their TV hits being nipped, tucked and put on a kale diet to satisfy American eyeballs.