At the beginning of January the BBC launched their trailer for programmes due to air in 2020, with Line of Duty featured among the montage of clips, teasing that season six will be released at some point within the next 12 months.

When asked by The Impartial Reporter for details on season six of the popular drama, Line of Duty lead and Enniskillen native Adrian Dunbar said: “The major thing is that Kelly Macdonald is going to be the guest lead, if you like. She’s a great actress so we’re looking forward to working with her and looking forward to going back to Belfast to do the show up there.”

It is believed that filming of the sixth season will begin in Northern Ireland in early spring.

Line of Duty, which is created by Jed Mercurio, has recently been nominated in the drama category of the National Television Awards alongside Killing Eve, Call the Midwife, Peaky Blinders and Casualty. Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, the awards ceremony will take place on January 28 at the O2 in London.

When asked what this recognition of the show means to him, Adrian commented: “It’s great that the show gets recognised, all those things really helped to build up its following.”

“Getting the nomination is important to us so we are delighted to get it. It means we’ve kept the standard up,” he told this newspaper.