Line of Duty Season 7: Release Date Status, Cast, Plot, Trailer and Much More

Is there any confirmation on Line of Duty Season 7? What will be the future of this police procedural drama? Line of Duty is a British television series which is created by Jed Mercurio and produced by World Productions. The show aired six seasons to date and now there is been buzz for another installment. Line of Duty debuted on 26, June 2012 and till now it’s been the fan-favorite show.

This particular show has broken several records on different platforms and is proven one of the best shows of all time on BBC. The show with a consolidated audience of 4.1 million viewers has been the best-performing drama series in ten years. The show proved to be critically acclaimed which led BBC to renew it for more and more installments. In May 2017, it was announced that the story was renewed for a sixth installment but it was halted by the pandemic. But this year only, on 21 March 2021 we had the sixth season on BBC One. Now fans are wondering about the Season 7 of the same. Is Line Of Duty season 7 going to happen? Let’s figure it out in detail.

Line of Duty Season 7 Release Date

Well, the answer is not concrete but there are high chances that the show will continue with another season. With the jaw-dropping finale and several records for the show, it is most likely that another season will be back. The sixth season premiered on 21, March 2021 and last aired on 2, May 2021. Later, it was announced that the show has broken several records. BBC announced that the thrilling finale has recorded its highest overnight rating as 12.8 million, which is now 15.39 million as per some sources. As there is still a lot to explore we can expect that the story will be presented with many more interesting storylines.

If we predict dates, based on past trends, it generally follows a two-year gap. If not delayed by the pandemic or any other major reason, we will have the season somewhere around 2023. But we keep hopes for an early arrival of it.

The BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore shared that she is looking forward to having a conversation with the team about the future of the show. 

Mercurio teased the audience when asked about the show’s future. He said that it will be too soon to disclose this, whether there will be a full stop or it will continue. This conversation hinted towards some positive news for the fans. However, we have to wait for an official announcement on the revival of the show.

Reception Of Line of Duty

If we look at the reception of the show, it is tremendous. It garnered tons of appreciation and several eminent awards like the Royal Television Society Award, Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series. It was found in the top 50 BBC Two shows of all time and in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time. In 2016, the show was ranked eighth in The Independent’s list of the twenty greatest police shows of all time and the list goes on. The latest season also broke several records.

Line of Duty Season 7 cast

Till now, the makers have not shown any green signals to the revival of the show for the seventh season despite massive appreciation from all over. It is typical for us to comment on the cast list of the same, till we get any hints. 


We may have the cast from the previous seasons, as their performances were outstanding. We might have some different characters also, nothing is certain. Martin Compston, who played the Detective Inspector as Steve Arnott, is not likely to reprise his role in the next season. In an interview with ES Magazine he shared that it would be heartbreaking not to work with his co-stars again, Apart from this, there is no specific hint for the same. We expect the old cast with few replacements and additional roles if season seven get’s the frame.

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What will be the storyline of Season 7?

No official hints are there on the plotline of the season, as there is no commissioning of season 7 till now. For any exact hints, we have to wait for the announcement on the same. In the latest season, we got the answer of Who is H, the fourth man?

If it continues we will surely get a lot more to explore. Mercurio also stated that season 6 proves that there is a lot more to cover and added to continue the story.

Line Of Duty Season 7 Trailer

There is no trailer out, to date. We have to wait a long for any trailer of season 7, as season seven is already on the waiting list for approval. If not watched, you can enjoy the latest season on BBC i-player

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