Line of Duty dealt further blow after coronavirus halted production on BBC drama

The coronavirus pandemic has had a monumental impact on TV and film around the globe and BBC One drama Line of Duty was no different. It was reported in March that the drama, along with Peaky Blinders, would have its latest season, season six, suspended amid the outbreak.

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However, those who are rewatching the first few seasons on Netflix have been dealt another blow.

Deadline has reported that Line of Duty is about to be removed from the streaming service ahead of the weekend.

This includes the UK version of the streaming platform, on which seasons one through four were available to watch.

According to the publication, the move is a result of the termination of licensing arrangements with Kew Media distribution.

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Deadline reports: “Netflix has the rights to stream a number of Kew Media Distribution titles in various territories and made administrator FTI Consulting a financial offer to maintain these licenses.

“Netflix insisted that the majority of its payment to FTI be passed on to the producers of the titles in question,

“Which in the case of Line Of Duty would have been ITV Studios-owned World Productions.

“FTI is understood to have rejected these terms, leading to a break down in talks.”

Express.co.uk has contact Kew Media for comment.

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