Martin Compston teams up with Line Of Duty creators again for new thriller series Vigil starring Suranne Jones – while BBC releases first trailer
BBC One has released an exciting first trailer for Vigil, the new thriller series brought to viewers by the creators of the gripping crime drama Line Of Duty.
The clip has a familiar face, featuring LoD star Martin Compston among the star-studded cast alongside Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie.
The six-part series follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing boat and a death on board the submarine HMS Vigil that brings police into conflict with the navy and British security forces.
Gripping: BBC One has released a thrilling first trailer for Vigil, the upcoming thriller series from the creators of Line Of Duty starring Suranne Jones and Martin Compston
DCI Amy Silva (Jones) and DS Kirsten Longacre (Leslie) then lead a land and sea investigation into a conspiracy that goes to the heart of British national security.
The trailer opens with news that a Royal Navy sailor has been found dead, with Suranne being flown to the ship after another police officer, played by Lolita Chakrabarti, asked how she finds herself in “ confined spaces. ”
As Suranne prepares to board the ship, Scotman Martin speaks chillingly to the camera, saying, “There are 20 different ways you can kill Vigil’s crew on your own.”
Tense: The six-part series follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing boat and a death aboard the submarine HMS Vigil brings police into conflict with the navy
Upcoming: DCI Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie, pictured) lead a land and sea investigation into a conspiracy that goes to the heart of Britain’s national security
It ends with a troubled Suranne lowering herself into the submarine, followed by the eerie message: ‘The deeper you go, the darker it gets’ in a poignant warning of things to come.
The star-studded cast includes Endeavor star Shaun Evans and Paterson Joseph from Noughts and Crosses, as well as Anjli Mohindra, Connor Swindells, Adam James, Gary Lewis, Stephen Dillane, Daniel Portman, Lorne MacFadyen and Lauren Lyle.
The six-part series, which will air later this year, was created by World Productions, which also produced Line Of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders.
Thriller: The six-part series, airing later this year, was created by World Productions, who also produced the Bodyguard (Anjli Mohindra in the photo on the left and Paterson Joseph, on the right)
Gripping: The star-studded cast features Shaun Evans (pictured) and the story follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing boat and death aboard the ship
Set and filmed in Scotland, Vigil was written and created by BAFTA nominated writer Tom Edge.
Other episodes also feature Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani, with the show being directed by BAFTA winners James Strong and Isabelle Sieb.
The trailer will be broadcast on TV for the first time on Sunday evening after the Line Of Duty finale.
New Show: Sex Education’s Connor Swindells (pictured) is part of the show, set and filmed in Scotland, written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge