Thandie Newton to lead new series of Line Of Duty
Crash star Thandie Newton is to lead the new series of Line Of Duty.
Newton, who will next be seen in HBO's lavish drama Westworld, will join the hit BBC police drama for the show's fourth series.
The star will join returning cast members Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar on the show when she takes on the role of DCI Roz Huntley. Also joining the show are The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies star Jason Watkins and The A Word's Lee Ingleby.
Speaking about the role, Thandie Newton said: “I watched the last three seasons of Line of Duty with breathless admiration for its creators, both behind and in front of the camera. I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining them now.”
Her new co-star McClure added: "Such exciting news to have Thandie on board. I’m really looking forward to working with her and getting back to Belfast with the team".
Creator and key writer Jed Mercurio said of the new series: "Thanks to the BBC for all their support in making the series. It's incredibly flattering we've been able to attract such amazing talent as Thandie Newton, Jason Watkins and Lee Ingleby to join our brilliant regular cast of Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar. We're all looking forward to tormenting the nation with ever more diabolical plot twists!”
Production on the new series will get underway in Belfast next week and the show will return to screens in 2017.