Line Of Duty has cast balaclava man. Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham has joined the cast of the BBC One thriller for its six episode fifth season, which is now filming in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Line Of Duty follows police anti-corruption unit AC-12. Plot details about season five are being kept under wraps, but it will follow AC-12 on a new case nearly two years on from the events of season four.
Graham plays John Corbett, a pivotal figure in a deadly organised crime group. Known to have links with corrupt police officers and suspected to be under direct command of the shadowy figure known only as ‘H’. He becomes a person of interest to AC-12 following an explosive chain of events.
Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends) is also joining the cast as Lisa McQueen, who, like Corbett, works under ‘H’ and catches the interest of AC-12. Other cast additions include: Taj Atwal (Stella), Richard Pepple (Motherland), Susan Vidler (The Coroner), Sian Reese-Williams (Hidden), Ace Bhatti (No Offence) and Elizabeth Rider (Doctor Foster). They join returning cast members Vicky McClure, Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar, Maya Sondhi, Polly Walker, Aiysha Hart, Tony Pitts and Andrea Irvine.
“Jed’s scripts have once again attracted an outstanding cast to Line Of Duty, and its stellar performances and bravura storytelling will once again ensure that the series is unmissable, event TV”, said Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama. “It is tremendously exciting to be working with Jed and the World Productions team again, as filming for series 5 is now underway in Belfast.”
Line Of Duty was created by Jed Mercurio and is produced by World Productions. The fifth season was commissioned for BBC One by Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore and Controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger. John Strickland and Susan Tully are attached to direct the new season, which is being produced with the support of Nothern Ireland Screen. Ken Horn is the series producer. Mercurio is the showrunner and serves as an executive producer alongside Simon Heath and Priscilla Parish for World Productions, and Tommy Bulfin for BBC One. The fifth season is eyed for a 2019 premiere.