BBC shuts down production on Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders
BBC has shut down production on the new series of Line Of Duty and Peaky Blinders.
Line Of Duty, which was in the midst of shooting its sixth season, has stopped after World Productions, which makes the show, suspended filming.
The same situation has occurred for Peaky Blinders, which was due to begin shooting its sixth season in the coming weeks. Producers Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions have stopped work on the show.
A BBC spokeswoman told Deadline: “In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, the producers Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions of Peaky Blinders S6 have postponed filming, and World Productions on Line of Duty S6 have suspended filming, both in consultation with and supported by the BBC."
They continued: "We will continue to review all productions on a case-by-case basis and will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the Foreign Office, World Health Organization and Public Health England.”
Line Of Duty had been expected to air in the second half of 2020, while Peaky Blinders was due at the start of 2021.