Vigil S2 looks to British Air Force plot

Suranne Jones to investigate a case in the British Air Force in S2.

From the subs to the skies…

Hit UK drama Vigil will take on the British Air Force in its second series, and a brand-new investigation with Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie).

Joining the cast are Romola Garai and Dougray Scott.

Following multiple unexplained fatalities at a Scottish military facility, Silva and Longacre are tasked with uncovering the cause. Entering the hostile and closed ranks of the air force, the pair must face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own future.

Season Two also features Romola Garai (Becoming Elizabeth, The Hour), Dougray Scott (Crime, Enigma), Amir El-Masry (SAS Rogue Heroes, Limbo), David Elliot (The Liberator, Bulletproof), Chris Jenks (Sex Education, Karen Pirie), Tommy Sim’aan (The Midwich Cuckoos, Doctors), Oscar Salem (House of the Dragon, Des), Jonathan Ajayi (Noughts + Crosses) and Hiba Medina in her first major TV role, all playing key roles across the six new episodes.

The first series was UK television’s most-watched new drama launch since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting over 13 million viewers, winning an International Emmy.

Suranne Jones says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Vigil team again and continuing our story. We have brilliant new scripts and some amazing additions to the cast. Buckle up. It’s quite a ride”

Rose Leslie says: “I’m delighted to team up with Suranne again and continue Amy and Kirsten’s adventures through a second series of Vigil. Tom Edge has created another gripping case for us to grapple with in a whole new setting.”

Romola Garai says: “It’s a huge privilege to be welcomed in as a part of Vigil series two and to be playing such a layered, complex character. I can only hope to do justice to the shows continued fascinating, challenging and thrilling storytelling.”

Dougray Scott says: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Vigil series two – the first was so highly regarded and widely watched, and I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Tom Edge and Andy De Emmony. Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie are great talents and I’m excited to be working with them.”

Creator and writer Tom Edge says: “I’m delighted that Suranne and Rose are returning to reprise their roles as DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre, and am grateful to the BBC for the opportunity to take them on a thrilling new adventure. World Productions have built a fantastic reputation for twisting, turning thrillers and this one corkscrews with the best of them.”

Simon Heath and Jake Lushington, Executive Producers for World Productions, say: “We’re excited to be taking the Silva & Longacre investigative partnership into a very different part of the British military, high in the skies rather than deep underwater. We’re also delighted to welcome to the cast two brilliant actors we’ve worked with on previous World shows, Romola Garai and Dougray Scott.”

The series will film in Scotland and Morocco in coming months.

Vigil screened in Australia on Stan and SBS.

4 Responses

  1. Off topic but there is a good Youtube video from Mark Felton Productions which outlines the great comedown of the UK armed forces, down to a state that the UK would not be able to fight a conflict comparable to the Ukraine invasion. This is due to funding cutting by successive governments.

    The United Kingdom dines out on its great historical accomplishments, but apparently has trouble keeping up appearances.

  2. The organization is called the Royal Air Force (RAF) and has been since 1918 when it was formed as the world’s first independent air force from the merger of the RNAS and the RFC.. “Per Ardua Ad Astra”

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