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Suranne Jones & Martin Compston to star in BBC One's new thriller from the makers of Line of Duty

Vigil will also star Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Anjli Mohindra, Paterson Joseph, Connor Swindells, Adam James and Gary Lewis.

The six-part series tells of the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine, which brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

DCI Amy Silva leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

Speaking about taking on the role of DCI Amy Silva, Suranne Jones said "Tom Edge has created a thrill of a story, set in a world I knew nothing about. The cast and crew World Productions have put together to tell this story is so exciting."

"Amy Silva is a brilliantly complex character, thrown into a highly charged situation where her authority is weakened. We watch as she navigates her own personal trauma and loss, all at a time when she’s questioning her relationships and life choices. It feels fresh and relevant and I can’t wait to start filming.”

Rose Leslie who will star alongside Suranne Jones said “I was weaned on BBC drama and it is thrilling to be back working at a place that feels like home with Tom Edge's complex and gripping script. It will be a real honour to work with Suranne and I am looking forward to be filming back in Scotland."

Vigil has been written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge, with some episodes will also be written by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani and directed by BAFTA-winner James Strong and Isabelle Sieb.

Speaking about the series which for now is titled Vigil, writer Tom Edge said "“I'm completely thrilled to be making this series with the talented people at World Productions and BBC Drama. The ‘Continuous At Sea Deterrent’, better known as ‘Trident’, has been a contentious part of national life for half a century now, a stock of nuclear missiles kept hundreds of feet below the sea surface. But this world has rarely been explored on screen."

He went on to add "I can’t wait to take a BBC One audience down with us, into the pitch-black icy waters of the unseen Atlantic, where tomorrow’s geopolitical struggles are already being played out.”

Vigil will air on BBC One


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