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Line Of Duty: Who is new to the Line Of Duty cast as series 6 begins?

AC-12 will meet DCI Joanne Davidson in Line of Duty series six (Picture: BBC)

Line of Duty series six will see a new case for anti-corruption unit AC-12 and a new face to contend with in the hunt for bent coppers.

Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), and DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) are on the tail of DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), looking into her conduct on an unsolved murder case.

At AC-12 HQ it’s all change as a new face joins Hastings and the team in the office – but fans of the show will know that people are rarely what they seem.

Of course the unsolved case and Davidson’s colleagues will also bring the trio into contact with other officers. Hopefully some will be as gleefully prickly as Detective Chief Superintendent Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin) from series five.

Who will we meet this time round in the extended sixth series?

Who is new to the Line Of Duty cast?

Kelly Macdonald – DCI Joanne Davidson

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty

DCI Joanna Davidson is AC-12’s ‘most enigmatic adversary’ yet (Picture: BBC)

The big guest star in series six is Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald’s DCI Joanne Davidson.

She is the senior investigating officer in the unsolved murder case of journalist Gail Vella.

Her unconventional behaviour on the case sets alarm bells ringing for AC-12 who then look into her actions.

Shalom Brune-Franklin – DC Chloe Bishop

Chloe Bishop (SHALOM BRUNE-FRANKLIN) in Line of Duty

Chloe Bishop is a new DC joining AC-12 (Picture: BBC)

Hastings, Steve and Kate will work alongside another newcomer – DC Chloe Bishop, played by Shalom Brune-Franklin.

Her addition to the cast was announced via an AC-12 memo from the gaffer which simply said she would be ‘joining AC-12 to assist in their important work on a tricky upcoming case.’

Perry Fitzpatrick – DS Chris Lomax

Perry plays police officer Lomax (Picture: BBC)

There hasn’t been much revealed about Lomax, however Perry did tell The Sun that Lomax is part of DCI Davidson’s team.

He has worked with Vicky McClure before in the Channel 4 drama I Am Nicola.

Prasanna Puwanarajah

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The Doctor Foster star has joined series six of the hit drama (Picture: Getty)

Prasanna’s role in series six is currently unknown.

He has previously starred in Doctor Foster and the Sky drama Patrick Melrose with Benedict Cumberbatch.

Line of Duty series six has been granted an extra episode, making it seven hours in length instead of the typical six, which it has been since series two.

To read Metro.co.uk’s (spoiler-free!) review head here.

Line of Duty returns tonight at 9pm on BBC One.

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