Line of Duty has returned to the BBC for season 5 and if you’re in the United Kingdom, you’ll likely eventually get Line of Duty streaming. Other regions may vary so let’s take a look at when season 5 of Line of Duty will likely come to Netflix.
The crime series which shares the same writing staff as the excellent Bodyguard has quickly become of the BBC’s biggest shows.
Season 5 only recently began to air in the UK. It has already been the most watched TV show in 2019 in the UK. Line of Duty Season 5 will conclude on BBC2 on May 5th.
Now let’s take a look at when Line of Duty is coming to Netflix:
Netflix has Bodyguard listed as an Original Netflix Original in the US. However, Line of Duty is still not available on Netflix. That’s because the deal was done multiple years ago with another streaming provider. Unless something dramatically changes, we can’t foresee Line of Duty ending up on Netflix in the US.
Fortunately, you’re well covered in the United States for alternative streaming options for Line of Duty. Hulu, which has all seasons and season 5, is the best streaming service. It will be available by 2019's end. According to Acorn TV representatives, Hoopla has season 5, while Acorn TV will have the series starting in May 2019.
Netflix has to be patient for Line of Duty, but it will soon.
The BBC keeps their titles on the iPlayer service for some time after its initial airing and that’s the best location to stream the season at the moment.
Here’s how Line of Duty has released on Netflix thus far in the UK:
These release dates were approximately one year and six month after they were released on the BBC.
In which case, we’d probably expect season 5 of Line of Duty to arrive on Netflix in the United Kingdom in October 2020. The UK received Bodyguard in October 2020, after a wait of six months. Should Line of Duty follow that shows release schedule, we’ll see season 5 added in October 2019.
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