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Is Line of Duty getting a US remake?

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 02/05/2017 Bea Mitchell
Is Line of Duty getting a US remake? © BBC Is Line of Duty getting a US remake?

With Sunday night's finale of Line of Duty series 4 still fresh in our minds, it's come to our attention that the show could be getting a US makeover.

Apparently, Hollywood TV execs have taken note thanks to Line of Duty attracting a cult following on US TV subscription service Hulu, prompting Amazon and Netflix to allegedly look at adapting the show for American audiences.

According to The Sun, there's a lot of interest in Line of Duty in the States now as they've seen the show build in popularity over recent years, including seeing the show move from BBC Two to BBC One for its latest season, and the fact that actress Thandie Newton joined the show for series 4 too.

Considering the success of other British-to-American adaptations such as The Office and Shameless, it seems these networks are now hoping to repeat that success with a bigger budget Line of Duty – and a more layered storyline.

Although, we're not sure how much more layered you can get compared to series 4's Balaclava Man on top of Balaclava Man reveal, with added corrupt cops on top...

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Meanwhile, it looks like there's going to be a long wait until us Brits are reunited with AC-12, as series creator Jed Mercurio has confirmed that the show won't return for a fifth season until 2019.

"The plan is we won't shoot Line of Duty series five until next year and that means it won't be on air until 2019," Mercurio told The Mirror.

He added: "We haven't even decided if the next antagonist will be male or female, we are that far off from puzzling it out."

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