Line of Duty's Martin Compston has discussed whether he'll return for another series

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Line of Duty's Martin Compston has revealed whether he'll come back for another season of the show, after series 6 finished in May this year.
While a seventh season is yet to be confirmed, Martin, who plays DS Steve Arnott, has said his return will depend on the show's creator Jed Mercurio. 

"People want us to come back and that’s amazing. But Jed will only come back and do more if he believes there is a story to tell," Martin told the Daily Star

"He won’t come back just because we’re getting bigger. He wouldn’t do another series just for the sake of it. He writes everything for a reason," the actor continued. 

However, Martin did admit that he'd be disappointed if Line of Duty isn't renewed for another instalment. He shared, "If I’m told the series won’t come back I would be absolutely gutted."

Us too, Martin.

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It seems we aren't the only ones wondering whether a new Line of Duty series is on the horizon, with Martin revealing that fans also ask him for updates on a new season.  

"Whenever people ask for a selfie or ask about the show, it means they love what we’re doing. It can get repetitive in some ways, but I never take that stuff for granted," he explained.

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"It means what we’re doing is going well. And the fact that people want us to come back again means the world."

The show's creators are yet to announce whether another series is on the cards, but Martin has assured fans that gaps between seasons are normal. "This is nothing new. It always takes a couple of years between series," he told the publication. 

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Martin went on to share more about his experience starring in the show, saying, "It’s great to see people’s reaction. But by the last episode I was glad it was done. It was getting intense. I realised people are so invested in it."

"We started this wee show on Wednesday nights on BBC Two and now it is bigger than ever!" he said, gushing about the series' success. "Line Of Duty is the job of a lifetime. I am so lucky. As a cast we have been through a lot together. We are a great team."

Fingers crossed for a series 7, then. 

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