Line of Duty is not over, the BBC has said, with a new series on the cards.
Last night’s finale drew an audience of 12.8 viewers – a record for the series – but most fans were left disappointed by the revelation that Det Supt Ian Buckells was the “fourth man”.
Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s chief content officer, said in a statement: “Addictive event television, Line of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the last seven weeks, so it’s no surprise that last night’s jaw dropping finale set a ratings record.
“Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series.
“I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be.”
The ratings make the series six finale the fifth-most watched show since 2014, when current records began.