Vigil: trailer

First look at DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre as S2 enters the world of drone warfare to catch a killer.

The BBC has released the first trailer for the return of Vigil, expected to screen locally in December on BBC First.

In a brand-new investigation, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and DI Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) enter the world of drone warfare to catch a killer. 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.

Vigil (6×60’) series two is made by World Productions, an ITV Studios company, for the BBC. It is written and created by Tom Edge, with episodes by Maryam Hamidi, James Smythe and Ryan O’Sullivan and Matilda Wnek. Series two was directed by Andy De Emmony (The Nest, The Last Kingdom) and Joss Agnew (Deep State, Outlander). The producer is Marcus Wilson (Doctor Who, Luther) and associate producer is George Aza-Selinger. Executive producers are Simon Heath and Jake Lushington for World Productions, Gaynor Holmes for the BBC, and Tom Edge. Commissioning Executive for the BBC is Stephanie Fyfe. International distribution is handled by ITV Studios.

7 Responses

  1. I thought season one kind of fell apart towards the end and the romance plot was just a distraction. Nothing looks particularly interesting for s2. Slow moving drone shots aren’t quite as interesting as a submarine.

  2. Part of the successful narrative in season 1 was the claustrophobic atmosphere of life on the submarine, mirrored by the failing relationship between the leads. It will be interesting to see where the new season goes. Excited to see Suranne and Rose again.

  3. I will have to watch this new series first but if the screenplay subplot is going to be the same as season one Vigil will become generic story telling fairly quickly, but British Police procedure and detective story fans seem to like that sort of thing if long running shows like Death in Paradise are any example.
    Vigil could have been a unique opportunity for some creative screenplay writing with each new season having fresh characters from different backgrounds, the military and geopolitics could remain as the principal theme of the show.

  4. Forgot entirely this was coming. Heard it was filming but zilch since. Excited. I see Dougray Scott is doing his best “Roy Kent impersonation”. Not complaining.

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