Kelly Macdonald would be the lead visitor star within the subsequent season of Jed Mercurio’s “Line of Obligation.”
The final season of the serialized cop drama was a scores smash on the BBC, with the finale in Might the most-watched program of the 12 months to date within the U.Okay., garnering 13.7 million viewers. AMC Networks’ streamer Acorn has the U.S. rights.
Macdonald’s movie credit embrace “Trainspotting,” “No Nation for Outdated Males,” and this 12 months’s TIFF title “Dust Music.” On TV she just lately appeared in BBC and Netflix co-production “Giri/Haji,” from “Chernobyl” producer Sister.
Within the upcoming sixth season of “Line of Obligation” she’s going to star alongside sequence regulars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, all of whom are confirmed to return. ITV-owned World Productions makes the present, which is distributed by Kew Media.
Macdonald will play a senior cop known as Joanne Davidson. Her unconventional conduct raises suspicions on the AC-12 anti-corruption unit that’s the focus of the present.
“We’re honored that Kelly Macdonald will be part of Martin, Vicky and Adrian in sequence 6 of ‘Line of Obligation,’” mentioned Mercurio, who was additionally behind BBC scores hit “Bodyguard.” He added: “DCI Joanne Davidson will show essentially the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever confronted.”
Piers Wenger, controller of BBC Drama, hailed Macdonald as: “one of many UK’s most versatile actors” and mentioned “we’re excited for viewers to see what Jed’s scripts have in retailer for her when she joins the ‘Line of Obligation’ staff.”