One of the best shows on British television is the brilliant Line Of Duty and, over the years, in the four seasons that have debuted so far, we’ve seen the likes of Lennie James, Keeley Hawes, Daniel Mays, and Thandie Newton amongst its cast, alongside regularsMartin Compston, Vicky McClure, and Adrian Dunbar. Series 5 is on the way and is now filming, and the BBC has seemingly confirmed a huge coup for the new run, Stephen Graham. More on the Stephen Graham Line Of Duty news below.

Stephen Graham Line Of Duty

Stephen Graham Line Of Duty casting – Actor will join series 5

The show comes from creator and writer Jed Mercurio, the mind behind the hugely successful Bodyguard, which had its gripping finale run on British television last Sunday night. Richard Madden played the title character in the show, which is set to roll out via Netflix to the rest of the world later in October.

Line Of Duty revolves around an anti-corruption unit, known as AC-12, and shooting on the new series started this month.

The BBC revealed the casting news in a tweet posted late on Friday.

Here’s a much bigger look at Graham in character:

As well as that excitement, we also have a first look teaser, courtesy of BBC One, the channel on which the show airs in the UK.

Line Of Duty: series 5 will air in 2019. A sixth season has already been given the go ahead and will air in a couple of years time.

“With Line of Duty we’re shooting series 5 now, and series 6 has been commissioned which we’re gonna shoot hopefully in the next couple of years,” Mercurio told the Radio Times.

Stephen Graham can currently be seen on British cinema screens in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie.

“So yeah Line of Duty should be on air, series 5 early in 2019.”

More as we get it.