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Filming begins on Season 6 of 'Line of Duty' with Kelly Macdonald

Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald will play a new detective chief inspector on Line of Duty. File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald will play a new detective chief inspector on "Line of Duty." File Photo by Paul Treadway/ UPI | License Photo

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Filming has begun on Season 6 of the BBC's crime drama Line of Duty.

Set 18 months after the events of Season 5, the upcoming episodes of the thriller were penned by series creator Jed Mercurio.

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The sixth season will feature a new detective chief inspector, played by Boardwalk Empire and Brave star Kelly Macdonald, as well as a fresh case.

"First day of filming #LineofDuty6 @BBCOne @worldprods. It's great to be back on the hunt for bent coppers. Rest assured our camera crew will do better than my amateur snaps," Mercurio tweeted Monday, along with a collage of photos from the show's set.

Returning cast members include Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar.

The new season is expected to debut later this year.

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