Vigil Is Coming Back For Season 2 – Here’s What You Need To Know

By Charlie Colville

5 months ago

From submarines to drone warfare

It’s been over two years since the BBC’s explosive crime drama Vigil took over TV screens – and now, after a lengthy wait, we’re about to see season 2 come to life. Here’s everything you need to know about the series, from plot and cast to how to stream and watch the show live.

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Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie in Vigil

Vigil | Amy Silva (SURANNE JONES) and Kirsten Longacre (ROSE LESLIE). World Productions LTD, Mark Mainz

What Will Vigil Series 2 Be About?

While the first series saw Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) stuck on a submarine for most of the show, season 2 will take Vigil‘s cast to the skies and the secret world of drone warfare. A Scottish weapons test gone wrong leads Amy and Kirsten (Rose Leslie) to the closed ranks of the air force in Scotland and the Middle East, where they must catch a killer while coming face to face with the future of warfare.

Who Will Be In The Show?

Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie are both confirmed to return for season 2 of Vigil, alongside Gary Lewis who will be reprising his role as DSU Robertson. Some new names on the cast list include:

  • Romola Garia
  • Dougray Scott
  • Amir El-Masry
  • David Elliot
  • Chris Jenks
  • Tommy Sim’aan
  • Oscar Salem
  • Jonathan Ajayi
  • Hiba Medina

Vigil | Eliza Russell (ROMOLA GARAI), Kader (OSCAR SALEM), Barker (CHRIS JENKS). World Productions, Mark Mainz

Where Was Vigil Filmed?

For the second series of the show, Vigil was filmed mainly in Scotland and Morocco. No submarines this time, we’re afraid.

Is There A Trailer?

Yes, BBC released a trailer for the second instalment of Vigil on Friday 24 November. You can watch the official trailer below:

Vigil Series 2 Release Schedule

Vigil series 2 will be made up of six episodes airing on the following dates:

  • Episode 1: 9pm, Sunday 10 December
  • Episode 2: 9pm, Monday 11 December
  • Episode 3: 9pm, Tuesday 12 December
  • Episode 4: 9pm, Sunday 17 December
  • Episode 5: 9pm, Monday 18 December
  • Episode 6: 9pm, Tuesday 19 December

Can You Stream It?

The first three episodes of Vigil will be made available to stream on BBC iPlayer from 6am on Sunday 10 December. The final three episodes will arrive on BBC iPlayer at 6am on Sunday 17 December. If you’re not up to date, all episodes of the first series are already available to stream now.

Images courtesy of the BBC