Fri Jan 17

BBC One’s new thriller VIGIL – from the makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard – has announced its star-studded cast line-up, led by Suranne Jones.

Joining her will be Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, The Good Fight), Shaun Evans (Endeavour), Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) and Martin Compston (Line of Duty, Mary Queen of Scots), Paterson Joseph (The Leftovers), Connor Swindells (Sex Education), Adam James (Doctor Foster), and Gary Lewis (His Dark Materials).

The six-part series, set and filmed in Scotland, has been created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge.

The story revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine which bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

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

According to Suranne: “Tom Edge has created a thrill of a story, set in a world I knew nothing about. 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.”

Vigil will be written by Edge, Ed Macdonald (The End of the F***ing World) and Chandni Lakhani (Dublin Murders), and directed by James Strong (Broadchurch) and Isabelle Sieb (Shetland).

The series will be executive produced by Simon Heath (Line of Duty) for World Productions and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.

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