BBC First to screen Vigil S2

Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie will return with a new investigation in the secret world of drone warfare in Scotland and the Middle East.

BBC First has picked up the Australian rights to Season Two of Vigil.

Suranne Jones returns with Rose Leslie and Gary Lewis in the six part series.

They will be joined for series two by new cast members Romola Garai , Dougray Scott, Amir El-Masry, David Elliot, Chris Jenks, Tommy Sim’aan, Oscar Salem, Jonathan Ajayi and Hiba Medina.

Vigil returns with a brand-new investigation that takes Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) into the secret world of drone warfare to catch a killer. Following multiple deaths at a Scottish weapons test, Silva and Longacre are tasked with uncovering the cause. Entering the closed ranks of the air force in Scotland and the Middle East, the pair face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own uncertain future.

Ruth Berry, Managing Director, Global Partnerships, ITV Studios, said: “It’s a huge privilege to take Vigil across the globe and to find that many partners have been so thrilled with the first season, they want to support the second. Fans of the show are in for a whole new nail-biting experience as the setting moves from the depths of the ocean to the thrilling turbulence of the air. I’m sure they’ll be fascinated to see Silva and Longacre exploring a new case in a new world.”

A premiere date is yet to be announced.

3 Responses

  1. The BBC have shown up our ABC .This is a rollicking show of action and visually in 4K HLG , HDR , UHD . for a normal tv series. My friends in the UK are lucky & we are seeing a poor SD video ! I wish the ABC did enhance their video quality . The clarity and dynamic range you can get on an Oled tv is amazing but our tv stations show us a flat 1970 style image ..

  2. It does look like Vigil will become an extended multi-season show with different military themes, but I still suspect that the original ‘Vigil’ nuclear submarine yarn was intended to be a stand alone limited series. Drones are a clever subject to base this new series on because drones of various types are now the future of modern warfare, including stealthy cut-out cardboard ones, so there wont be many safe hiding places for Amy or Kirsten I would think, this would also be a marvelous series for the BBC special effects people to work on as well.

    1. Vigil was intended to be a one off streamed special. They sold it to Foxtel in Australia to stream, not that it makes much difference as BBC First has most TV streamed on Foxtel anyway now. What it was the highest rating UK show since The Bodyguard so a second season was fairly likely. Not sure how long they can keep dragging out the idea of two Scottish detectives getting caught up in military crimes. The BBC have announced Vigil S2 and Ghosts final season for Autumn, so before December.

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