Line Of Duty’s Vicky McClure to create and star in new ITV drama based in Nottingham

By Gurjeet Nanrah & Tom Horton

Line Of Duty star Vicky McClure will and create and star in a new ITV drama set in Nottingham.

The Wollaton-born actress has signed a deal with the TV station to create the new drama.

Vicky will also co-produce the programme, which will be set in the city, it is understood.

The series is currently titled Redemption and is being made in conjunction with Left Bank Pictures, the makers of hit Netflix royal drama The Crown.

McClure is known for her portrayal of DI Kate Fleming in BBC police drama Line Of Duty and has also starred in This Is England and Broadchurch.

Last week Line Of Duty won the returning drama prize at the National Television Awards.

It saw off competition from shows including The Crown and Call The Midwife

Vicky won the best actress award for her performances, alongside her co-star Martin Compston winning best actor on September 6.

Vicky and the show's writer Jed Mercurio both virtually accepted the best drama award on behalf of the whole show's cast and crew.

Vicky McClure as DI Kate Fleming and Martn Compston as DI Steve Arnott in Line of Duty (BBC)

The Nottingham actress shared her joy on Twitter and thanked fans for voting for her.

She said: "Thank you so much for voting for me in @TVChoice. Massive love and congratulation to Martin Compston on best actor and the whole LOD (Line of Duty) family for best drama.

"Absolutely chuffed to bits for everyone. Listen, you LOD fans are like no other, loyal to the core. Bloody love ya's."

The sixth series of Line of Duty concluded earlier this year.


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