Line of Duty fans were a little confused over the weekend after creator and writer Jed Mercurio tweeted a picture from the set of series six. The writer posted an image of a large fruit and vegetable warehouse named 'Arnotts' – the surname of leading character DS Steve Arnott – with someone dressed in a hazmat suit looking across from the distance.
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Jed captioned the post: "#LineofDuty6 cryptic plot clue", and it certainly got fans thinking. One person tweeted underneath: "Steve has moved into selling fruit and veg?", while another wrote: "Arnotts? Seriously?"
Jed posted this image from on set
Others were equally confused, writing: "Omg Arnott got a dodgy business??" as someone else wrote: "Steve goes to pick up some fruit from the family firm?" Another picked up on the character in a hazmat as they quipped: "These days Jed that's any one of us popping out to the shops. But very excited for #LineofDuty6."
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Many others on social media simply tweeted their delight that the upcoming series will soon be upon us. "Ooooo fantastic, just a question though, would you mind hurrying up and finishing off? I'm absolutely desperate to watch it," tweeted a fan.
It's not yet known when the new episodes will be on our screens, but Jed did give an update in September on when fans can expect series six. Jed explained at the time: "We know Line of Duty fans are desperate for series six and we hope we can get it on air as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your patience in these difficult times."
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Martin Compston, who plays DS Arnott, added: "It's been a long few months and it will be a different way of working from when we stopped, but I'm delighted to be back on the case with the Line Of Duty team!"
The show's production had to halt earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the BBC and show had to put extra measures in place to ensure strict social distancing and safe filming.
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