The 'Vigil' Season 2 Trailer Takes to the Skies

Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva and Rose Leslie as DI Kirsten Longacre confront a suspect in 'Vigil' Season 2

Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva and Rose Leslie as DI Kirsten Longacre in 'Vigil' Season 2 


When Line of Duty became the biggest hit the BBC had for the 2010s, the question became which of Jed Mercurio's next shows would be the next breakout in the U.K. However, it wasn't until Bodyguard sleeper-hit its way to prominence on Netflix that the same question began to be asked in the U.S. Unfortunately, the streaming wars over here have made it very hard for anyone who is not Netflix to dominate the field in the same way. BritBox and Acorn TV fought over Line of Duty rights, and Acorn TV also landed Bloodlands, but neither managed to break out properly here. PBS has D.I. Ray, but it's too early to tell if that will work. Peacock has also tried to get in on the game, hoping its larger name recognition would work better, but neither Trigger Point nor Vigil have managed to surface in the U.S. properly in their first season. As Season 2 approaches for both, maybe the second time is the charm.

Vigil will arrive first, as it is already airing on the BBC in the U.K. and debuting at the beginning of December 2023. (Trigger Point Season 2 is only a smidge behind.) The series has all the makings of a smash hit for the states, starring Suranne Jones, a fan-favorite from Gentleman Jack on HBO, among others, and soon to be starring in Masterpiece's MaryLand. Her co-star is Rose Leslie, one of Downton Abbey's big breakouts, who then doubled her fame by landing a massive role in Game of Thrones and who will next be seen in Miss Austen. There's no reason this show shouldn't be huge over here, except for Peacock's inability to market it to the right audience.

However, we can always hope that word of mouth will do what streaming services don't seem to be able to, and Vigil will be a hit despite everyone's best efforts. Check out the trailer.

Here’s the Season 2 synopsis:

In a brand-new investigation, DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre 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.

Surrane Jones (Gentleman Jack) and Rose Leslie (The Time Traveler’s Wife) return as DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre, with Gary Lewis (His Dark Materials) as DSU Robertson. The rest of the cast is an all-new ensemble, including Romola Garai (Becoming Elizabeth), Dougray Scott (Crime), Amir El-Masry (Rogue Heroes), David Elliot (Bulletproof)Chris Jenks  (Karen Pirie), Tommy Sim’aan (The Midwich Cuckoos), Oscar Salem (House of the Dragon), Jonathan Ajayi (Noughts + Crosses) and newcomer Hiba Medina

Vigil was written and created by Tom Edge, with Season 2 episodes penned by Maryam Hamidi, James Smythe, Ryan O’Sullivan, and Matilda Wnek. Directors Andy De Emmony (The Nest) and Joss Agnew (Outlander) split helming duties across the six episodes, with Marcus Wilson (Luther) producing. Executive producers are Edge, with Simon Heath and Jake Lushington for World Productions, and Gaynor Holmes for the BBC.

Vigil Season 2 will stream on Peacock in the U.S. shortly after its run concludes in the U.K.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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