Monday, 30 July 2012

Second season ordered for BBC Two’s Line of Duty

World Productions is producing a second season of the critically acclaimed drama Line of Duty for BBC Two.

The  thriller series, starring Lennie James, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, examines the world of police corruption. It is the most successful new show on BBC Two since 2005, averaging 3.2 million audiences in season one.

Line of Duty was written and produced by Jed Mercurio and executive produced for the BBC by World Productions’ Simon Heath and Stephen Wright.

Ben Stephenson, the controller for BBC Drama, commented: “Jed Mercurio and World Productions have realized a brilliant series for BBC Two with Line of Duty that encapsulates my vision for bold, authored and utterly original drama on the channel.”

“I’m so pleased to have this brilliantly realized thriller on BBC Two; it is a wonderful addition to the channel’s rich landscape of drama,” added Janice Hadlow, the controller for BBC Two. “With fantastic writing from Jed Mercurio, great characterization, tightly plotted detail and riveting performances from a stand-out cast, I’m thrilled that this complex, contemporary drama has captured the imagination of such a loyal and appreciative audience.”

Source: World Screen

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