Peacock announced today that the BBC’s Vigil series will be available on the streaming service December 23. You can watch Peacock’s trailer for Vigil using the player below.
In the British crime drama, when a crew member is found dead on board the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, police in Scotland are called in to investigate.
The catch? The UK’s nuclear deterrent must remain unbroken, so the submarine stays on patrol and Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva must go aboard to begin an investigation.
Although the death was written off as an accidental overdose, Amy suspects foul play. But when the crew close ranks in the face of Amy’s questioning, a new threat overshadows her inquiry.
The Vigil series stars Suranne Jones (Amy Silva), Rose Leslie (Kirsten Longacre), Shaun Evans (Glover), Martin Compston (Craig Burke), Paterson Joseph (Newsome), Adam James (Prentice), and Connor Swindells (Hadlow).
The cast is rounded out by Gary Lewis (Robertson), Lolita Chakrabarti (Branning), Anjli Mohindra (Tiffany Docherty), Daniel Portman (Gary Walsh), Lorne Macfadyen (Doward), Stephen Dillane (Shaw), and Lauren Lyle (Jade Antoniak).
The series is directed by James Strong and Isabelle Sieb and written by Ed Macdonald and Chandni Lakhani.
Vigil was created by writer Tom Edge and based on an original idea by George Aza-Selinger. The executive producers include Simon Heath and Jake Lushington for World Productions (Line of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders), Gaynor Holmes for the BBC, James Strong, and Tom Edge.
The Vigil series is set and was filmed in Scotland, and is supported by the National Lottery through Screen Scotland. International distribution is handled by ITV Studios.
Vigil consists of six 60-minute episodes. Are you going to watch the show on Peacock? Let us know in the comments below.