Acorn TV, the streaming service focused on British television, has acquired the exclusive U.S. Premiere of Season 5 of “Line of Duty,” a series from Kew Media that was previously streaming on Hulu.
The six-episode series, which is currently in production, will make its way to the streaming platform sometime in 2019, coinciding with its BBC One premiere. Written and created by Jed Mercurio (“Bodyguard”), “Line of Duty” is produced by World Productions for BBC One.
“‘Line of Duty’ has always been one of our favorite British thrillers as creator Jed Mercurio and World Productions continue to deliver nail-biting cliffhangers with every new season. Given Season 4’s huge success on BBC One as one of the top-rated UK programs of 2017, Acorn TV has secured a major coup in acquiring the exclusive US premiere of Season 5 from our friends at Kew Media Distribution,” said Don Klees, vice president of programming for Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment. “With the addition of Season 4 on November 26, we’re excited for our subscribers to catch-up on the latest season as we await new episodes in 2019.”
Season 4 of “Line of Duty” aired on BBC One, where it attracted more than 8 million viewers. The finale was its highest-rated ever with 9.9 million viewers, placing it among the top five dramas of 2017 across all U.K. channels.
Acorn TV is currently streaming the first three seasons and will add the fourth season with featured guest star and 2018 Emmy-award winner Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) on Monday, Nov. 26.