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The first pictures from the return of hit BBC drama Vigil have been released. Made by World Productions, the six-part series will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.

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

Following multiple deaths at a Scottish weapons test, Silva and Longacre are tasked with finding out the cause. Entering the closed ranks of the air force in Scotland and the Middle East, the pair face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own uncertain future.

As previously announced, Vigil series two also stars Gary Lewis (His Dark Materials, Granite Harbour) who returns as DSU Robertson.

Alongside new cast members Romola Garai (Becoming Elizabeth), Dougray Scott (Crime), Amir El-Masry (SAS Rogue Heroes), David Elliot (The Liberator), Chris Jenks (Sex Education), Tommy Sim’aan (The Midwich Cuckoos), Oscar Salem (Des), Jonathan Ajayi (Noughts + Crosses) and Hiba Medina in her first major TV role.

The first series of Vigil was the UK’s most-watched new drama launch since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting over 13 million viewers. Series one won the International Emmy and secured a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series.

Suranne Jones says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Vigil team again and continuing our story. We have brilliant new scripts and some amazing additions to the cast. Buckle up. It’s quite a ride”

Rose Leslie says: “I’m delighted to team up with Suranne again and continue Amy and Kirsten’s adventures through a second series of Vigil. Tom Edge has created another gripping case for us to grapple with in a whole new setting.”

Romola Garai says: "It’s a huge privilege to be welcomed in as a part of Vigil series two and to be playing such a layered, complex character. I can only hope to do justice to the shows continued fascinating, challenging and thrilling storytelling."

Dougray Scott says: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Vigil series two - the first was so highly regarded and widely watched, and I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Tom Edge and Andy De Emmony. Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie are great talents and I’m excited to be working with them.”

Vigil (6x60’) series two is made by World Productions, an ITV Studios company, for the BBC.


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