Jed Mercurio, the creator of Line Of Duty to “adapt the political thriller for Netflix”


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Jed Mercurio, the creator of Line Of Duty, is set to adapt a new political thriller for Netflix, reports say.

Jed, 55, was hired by the streaming giant to bring the 1965 novel Night of Camp David onto television.

And it sounds just like a project Jed loves!


Line Of Duty creator Jed (Photo Credit: Brett D. Cove / SplashNews.com)

What is Line Of Duty’s Jed Mercurio doing next?

According to the Hollywood ReporterUnlike Line Of Duty and his other BBC hit Bodyguard, Jed will only adapt the novel.

This project is directed by British filmmaker Paul Greengrass, who worked on the Jason Bourne films.

ED! contacted Jed’s rep for comment.

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When it comes to the plot, Night Of Camp David tells the story of Democratic Senator Jim MacVeagh, who is called to Camp David by the president.

When he gets there, MacVeagh – who has been named the next vice president – notices that his boss is showing signs of paranoia.


Bodyguard was a huge hit for Jed too (Credit: BBC)

What else is going on in the plot of the book?

The president believes the US news media is against him and is taking steps to cut ties with his allies in Europe.

When the president’s behavior becomes more erratic, the only person who has evidence of his collapsing state of mind is his mistress.

And when the President oversees both MacVeagh and his FBI mistress, it is a race against time to prove who is telling the truth.

With surveillance and skullcap galore, this sounds a lot like a Jed Mercurio-style project.


Mother of God! Watch out for tonight … (Image Credit: BBC)

What’s happening in Line Of Duty tonight?

But first things first.

Tonight (Sunday, April 18th) there is another exciting episode to watch.

ED! I’m not going to reveal any of the twists, but star Martin Compston already warned fans about the episode.

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The 36-year-old Scottish actor who plays DI Steve Arnott took to Instagram to issue the warning.

He said, “Episode 5 begins with stores reopening and vests sold.

“In all seriousness, if you thought episode 4 was ending on a cliffhanger, you will need therapy by the end of episode 5.”

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