Chicago PD fans should watch this one show before season 7

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Chicago PD season 7 is roughly a month away, so here’s another great show that fans can watch over the rest of hiatus before Chicago PD returns.

New Chicago PD episodes are on the way, but there’s still just more than a month before the new season premieres. So what are fans to do? We’ve picked out another show that you can binge and that you’ll enjoy over the next four weeks.

The theme of Chicago PD is the Intelligence Unit’s hard-hitting battle against crime, and there’s a lot of hard-hitting drama in the British series Line of Duty, currently streaming through Acorn TV, Amazon Video, and iTunes.

Line of Duty focuses on an internal affairs unit, called AC-12 in the series, which investigates all kinds of police corruption. In essence, these are the people who’d have huge problems with how Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) operates.

But for PD audiences, it’ll be interesting to see police procedure and ethics from the exact opposite perspective—especially since the show has an all-star cast.

The first season of Line of Duty features Lennie James from Fear The Walking Dead. He portrays Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Tony Gates, an award-winning supervisor of a crack police unit, but privately he’s cheating on his wife with a woman connected to dangerous folks.

When Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston, Victoria) refuses to lie about a shooting gone wrong, he’s recruited into AC-12 and assigned to uncover the truth about Gates—and from there it’s twists, turns and a genuinely shocking conclusion.

There are multiple seasons available on Acorn TV and Amazon, each detailing a different police corruption case with outstanding new guest stars. And if you were a fan of Netflix’s Bodyguard, the show is created by the same writer and even includes some of the same actors.

Lennie James is as compelling here as Jason Beghe is playing Voight, with Compston’s character coming off as more of a Jay Halstead type—if Halstead and Voight were on opposite sides. Only five episodes are in season 1, so it’s a quick binge but fans can keep going into other seasons if they get hooked, and you might very well get hooked.

Watch the first eight minutes of the first episode by playing the video below, then start binging here and dig in before Chicago PD season 7 arrives on Sept. 25!

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