26 AUG 2021

Filmrise brings “Line Of Duty” drama series to the United States

The distributor has acquires the U.S. AVOD distribution rights to the BBC Two’s drama created by Jed Mercurio.

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FilmRise has acquired the U.S. AVOD distribution rights to 23 episodes across four seasons of BBC Two’s most popular drama series, “Line of Duty” from Quiver Entertainment and created by Jed Mercurio. Starring Adrian Dunbar ("The Crying Game) the program follows the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, comments, “This award-winning and critically acclaimed series is a wonderful addition to our recently launched British TV OTT channel which provides free top-tier British programming on our FilmRise Streaming Network.  So, now for the first time, U.S. fans can enjoy ‘Line of Duty’ and more without having to subscribe to a streaming service.”

“Line of Duty” follows Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston, "Doomsday"), a former authorized firearms officer who was transferred to Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12), a unit tasked with uncovering police corruption. Arnott is partnered with Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure, "This Is England"), a highly commended undercover officer with a keen investigative instinct. They work under the supervision of Superintendent Ted Hastings (Dunbar). Throughout the series, AC-12 investigates seemingly disparate cases involving allegedly corrupt police officers, with each season focusing on a different corrupt officer.

“Line of Duty,” garnered 4.1 million viewers collectively when it originally aired in 2012, becoming the best-performing drama series in ten years on BBC Two. Due to its success, “Line of Duty” began airing on BBC One in 2017, where it launched its fourth season.

 

 

This award-winning and critically acclaimed series is a wonderful addition to our recently launched British TV OTT channel which provides free top-tier British programming on our FilmRise Streaming Network” Danny Fisher CEO of FilmRise