LINE of Duty has confirmed a new detective is joining AC-12 with a post from Ted Hastings about a ‘tricky new case’.
Earlier this week, the BBC crime drama confirmed its sixth series will be its longest ever, consisting of seven episodes.
Line of Duty has confirmed a new detective is joining AC-12 in series six Credit: BBC
Now, bosses have released a press release made to look like it is from Adrian Dunbar’s character Superintendent Ted Hastings, announcing the arrival of a new recruit.
It was previously confirmed that Our Girl actress Shalom Brune-Franklin was joining the cast, but Ted’s press release revealed more details about her character, detective constable Chloe Bishop.
The release said Bishop would be helping DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) “work on a tricky upcoming case”.
It continued: “AC-12’s highest priority will always be capturing bent coppers.
Shalom Brune-Franklin will play detective constable Chloe Bishop Credit: Getty Images
Shalom previously starred in Our Girl Credit: BBC
“With that in mind, we have requested and been granted an extension of an extra episode for our next series, making it our longest yet.
“This extension ensures we can properly and thoroughly investigate organised criminal activity when we return soon to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for our sixth outing.”
It added: “In the meantime, to see AC-12 sucking diesel, footage from DI Denton’s case will be repeated on BBC One weekly from Saturday 6th February at 9pm.”
Shalom previously revealed her excitement at joining the show for series six, having been a big fan of the drama for years.
Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston starred in a funny clip to confirm series six was getting an extra episode
She told Radio Times: “Being on set as such a huge fan of the show is such a tripout.
“I was running around, being a fangirl and I don’t know if that’s ever going to wear off.”
Line of Duty series 1-5 are available on BBC iPlayer.