BBC One’s ‘Line Of Duty’ Adds Kelly Macdonald For Season 6

AC-12 has found their new target. Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, The Victim) has signed on as the guest lead for the upcoming sixth season of BBC One’s Line Of Duty.

She will play Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of an unsolved murder, whose unconventional conduct raises suspicions at AC-12.

“We’re honoured that Kelly Macdonald will join Martin, Vicky and Adrian in Series 6 of Line of Duty”, said Line Of Duty creator and showrunner Jed Mercurio. “DCI Joanne Davidson will prove the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced.”

While the BBC’s Controller of Drama Piers Wenger, who re-commissioned the series alongside the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore, added:  “We’re delighted that Kelly Macdonald is coming on board for series six. She’s one of the UK’s most versatile actors and we’re excited for viewers to see what Jed’s scripts have in store for her when she joins the Line of Duty team.”