Vigil returns as Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie enter the world of drone warfare to catch a killer in Series 2.
As the festive season approaches, there’s nothing like a warm night in investigating unexplained deaths, is there?
Luckily, Vigil is back – not on a submarine this time (despite the show drawing its name from the aquatic scene of the first crime) but instead on an air force base that deals with drone warfare.
Both Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie return for the new run, with Gary Lewis returns as DSU Robertson.
New cast members include Romola Garai, Dougray Scott, Amir El-Masry, David Elliot, Chris Jenks, Tommy Sim’aan, Oscar Salem and Jonathan Ajayi. Plus, Hiba Medina in her first major TV role.
Here’s the synopsis for Vigil Series 2:
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 series 2 comes from writer/creator Tom Edge, with episodes by Maryam Hamidi, James Smythe and Ryan O’Sullivan and Matilda Wnek. The directors are Andy De Emmony and Joss Agnew. The producer is Marcus Wilson 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.
The series begins at 9pm on Sunday 10 December on BBC One. Episodes two and three follow at the same time on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th respectively. Then, episodes four, five and six enjoy an identical release pattern a week later.
In terms of BBC iPlayer, episodes one – three drop at 6 am on Sunday 10th December, with four – six at the same time on Sunday 17th. In you want to catch up, the first series is also available to stream.