Line of Duty, a five-part hard-hitting miniseries exploring the world of police corruption premieres on Super Channel, Canada’s only national English pay television network, on Monday, July 8 at 10 p.m. ET.This cat-and-mouse thriller from the UK takes a probing look into modern policing as it follows one multi-stranded investigation over five hours. Originally produced for BBC2, the series was the channel’s biggest new drama for 7 years, with over 3 million viewers.
Line of Duty sees Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) transferred to AC-12, a fictional anti-corruption unit, after a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation. Alongside Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure), they are assigned to lead an investigation into the alleged corruption by a popular and successful officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates (Lennie James). While Gates cleverly manipulates his unit’s figures, DS Arnott questions whether Gates is being made a scapegoat for a culture of institutionalised spin, or is he guilty of darker corruption?
Over the course of the five hour-long episodes, Arnott, Fleming and Gates become embroiled in a complex and compelling investigation. Every time Gates seems cornered, he finds a way to turn the tables. But all the time he’s digging a bigger hole for himself, plunging irrevocably into a moral abyss. And with each episode the stakes get higher. Soon it isn’t just careers on the line – it’s lives.
Written and produced by Jed Mercurio (Bodies, Cardiac Arrest) the series is executive produced by World Productions’ Simon Heath (United, Outlaws, Hancock & Joan) and Stephen Wright.