Line of Duty season 6: Jed Mercurio drops major ‘cryptic plot clue’ ahead of new series

Line of Duty season 6: Jed Mercurio drops major ‘cryptic plot clue’ ahead of new series

Line of Duty fans are patiently waiting for series six to finish filming so editing can get underway, with the gritty crime drama set to be back on our screens next year. After the coronavirus lockdown put a delay on production, the cast and crew were spotted back at work in Belfast earlier this month and now show runner Jed Mercurio, has shared a behind the scenes snap over in Northern Ireland, claiming it to be a “cryptic clue”.

Sharing the photo to Twitter alongside the mysterious caption, fans rushed to the comments section to see if they could work out what was going on.

The photo depicted a figure standing in full PPE (very fitting for present day) staring at warehouses, one of which had “Arnotts” written across it.

Eager viewers zoomed in on the building in question and revealed it was a fruit and veg distribution centre, but couldn’t work out how it all ties in with the on-going storyline.

One wrote: “Knowing the way Jed does his stuff, it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s nothing here #LineOfDuty.”

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But while everyone was getting in their theories, there were those who preferred to not have any spoilers whatsoever.

“I don’t want to know a thing until it’s on my telly. My lights are off and I can listen to every line of the brilliant script. I am really looking forward to S6,” one said.

And of course, there were the usual guesses about who the last member of Organised Crime Gang H, could be.

There are several suspects in the firing line but more recently fans have been to speculate Ian Buckells (Nigel Boyle) is the final corrupt officer.

Little is known about Buckells’ background but he has since made his way up through the ranks from his first appearance to Detective Inspector.

He has been on hand to offer support to AC-12’s core team, DC Fleming, DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) throughout the show, but is there a reason he keeps reappearing?

Could he be H and staying close to the AC-12 team to influence their decisions?

Line of Duty seasons 1-5 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

Published at Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:01:00 +0000