'Vigil': 5 things to know about thrilling submarine crime drama on Peacock

'Vigil': 5 things to know about thrilling submarine crime drama on Peacock
Suranne Jones, Paterson Joseph, and Rose Leslie in 'Vigil' (Instagram - @suranne_jones)

'Vigil' is Peacock's latest police procedural TV series, produced by World Productions, with Tom Edge as the creator. The series boasts of excellent cast, great performance and a perfect balance between personal and global storylines. Early reviews on IMDb has one viewer calling it " claustrophobic, energetic, gripping and fast paced, one of the best shows The BBC have out out in quite a while."


Set in Scotland, the six-episode series first aired on BBC One, in August of 2021. The thriller series follows the chaos and action that takes place on a missile submarine of the Royal Navy. 'Vigil' stars Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph, and Martin Compston in lead roles, among others. 



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When does 'Vigil' release and where can you watch it

'Vigil' releases on December 23, 2021, and can be watched on Peacock. 

What is 'Vigil' all about

The official synopsis reads: "The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death onboard a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services". 

Who stars in the Peacock series

Suranne Jones as Amy Silva

Born and raised in England, Suranne Jones is an actor, writer and producer by profession. She is famous for her roles in 'Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned', 'Scott & Bailey', and as Karen McDonald in 'Coronation Street'. Jones also starred in, 'Strictly Confidential', 'Harley Street', and the mini-series, 'Unforgiven'. Some of her notable works include her roles in 'Single Father', 'Five Days' 'The Crimson Field', 'A Few Good Men', 'Blithe Spirit', 'Top Girls', 'Beautiful Thing', and 'Orlando'. 


As of 2015, Jones is married to Laurence Akers. The couple have one child together.


The rest of the cast includes Rose Leslie as Kirsten Longacre, Shaun Evans as Glover, Paterson Joseph as Newsome, Adam James as Prentice, Connor Swindells as Hadlow, Gary Lewis as Robertson, Lolita Chakrabarti as Branning, Anjli Mohindra as Tiffany Docherty, Lorne MacFadyen as Doward, Stephen Dillane as Shaw, Lois Chimimba as Tara Kierly, Bobby Rainsbury as Cronin, Cristian Ortega as Anderton, Martin Compston as Craig Burke, Daniel Portman as Gary Walsh, Tom Gill as Adams, and Anita Vettesse as Jackie Hamilton.



The creator of the series is Tom Edge, with Isabelle Sieb and James Strong as the directors. 




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