Martin Compston: 'There will only be more Line of Duty if there's a story to tell'

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Martin Compston has teased Line of Duty fans that creator Jed Mercurio will only write a seventh series if "there's something to tell".

The BBC drama has become a television phenomenon, and the sixth season finally unmasked the identity of the mysterious "H" last year.

Focused on the work of AC-12 (Anti-Corruption Unit 12), Scottish actor Martin stars as Detective Inspector (DI) Steve Arnott, alongside Vicky McClure's DI Kate Fleming and their "gaffer", Superintendent Ted Hastings, played by Adrian Dunbar, in the police drama.

As soon as series six concluded in May 2021, viewers were desperate to know when there would be more.

"We sat down with Jed recently," Martin said, reports The Sun. "We've always taken a year or two between series. This is no different. We won't do it for the sake of it. We'll do it if there's something to tell."

Line of Duty premiered in 2012, but the pandemic forced production on the sixth series to be halted for a while in 2020.

Various big names, like Thandiwe Newton, Keeley Hawes and Lennie James, have guest-starred over the years, and the show has won numerous accolades.

"It’s amazing knowing people still want us back, especially when colleagues have become my best friends," Martin smiled. “They and the show really mean a lot to me.”

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