Mrs Biggs actor Daniel Mays is to play the latest iffy copper to come up against AC-12 in BBC Two’s police corruption series, Line Of Duty.
Written by Jed Mercurio, the third series sees Mays play Sergeant Danny Waldron, the highly proficient leader of an Armed Response Unit whose unpredictable behaviour is becoming a threat to colleagues and suspects.
When AC-12 are called in to investigate Danny’s conduct, even they could find themselves in the firing line.
Mays joins returning cast Martin Compston as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, Vicky McClure as Detective Constable Kate Fleming and Adrian Dunbar as Superintendent Ted Hastings.
Commenting on his casting, Mays said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the unbelievably talented cast of Line Of Duty series three.
“Jed Mercurio has once again delivered a thrilling and emotionally raw script, which I feel incredibly honoured to be a part of.”
Writer and Executive Producer Jed Mercurio says: “I’m deeply grateful to the BBC for giving me the opportunity to work on another series of Line Of Duty.
“I’m very much looking forward to resuming a creative partnership with our regular cast, crew and production team and to working with the hugely talented Daniel Mays on this riveting new character.”
Filming starts in Belfast later this month and the series will air later this year.