FIRST LOOK Vigil

BBC One have confirmed that their new thriller Vigil, from the makers of Line of Duty, will launch across the August Bank Holiday week and have released further images from the series.


Vigil centres around the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board HMS Vigil, a Trident nuclear submarine, which brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.



DCI Amy Silva, played by Suranne Jones, and DS Kirsten Longacre, played by Rose Leslie, lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.


The tagline for the tense trailer, released today, is "The deeper you go, the darker it gets" and you can watch that trailer here:


Starring alongside Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie are Martin Compston as Craig Burke, Anjli Mohindra as Doc Doc, Paterson Joseph as Newsome, Connor Swindells as Hadlow and Shaun Evans as Chief Petty Officer Elliot Glover.


Vigil’s stellar ensemble cast also includes Adam James, Gary Lewis, Stephen Dillane, Lolita Chakrabarti, Daniel Portman, Lorne MacFadyen, Stephen McCole, Tom Gill, Lois Chimimba, Anita Vettesse, Bobby Rainsbury, Cristian Ortega and Lauren Lyle.



Vigil, set and filmed in Scotland, has been written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge, with some episodes written by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani. And it was directed by BAFTA-winner James Strong and Isabelle Sieb.


Vigil starts Sunday 29th and Monday 30th August at 9pm on BBC One, continuing every Sunday