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Submarine Crime Thriller Vigil Renewed for Season 2

All Vigil fans raise your hands because the submarine crime thriller “Vigil” is renewed for Season 2. The BBC series is one of the most-watched series in the UK. Now, the Coronation Street star will be seen once again in action in Season 2.

The first episode of the Scotland-set submarine mystery attracted more than 13 million viewers in just 30 days. Now, the Second Season is also set in Scotland. Let’s get to know about the plot, cast, release date etc.

About Vigil Season 2

The BBC series is written and created by Tom Edge. It is made by World Productions for BBC One and iPlayer. Well, the filming hasn’t started yet so it can be said that the series will be back on screen in 2023.

But thankfully,  it has a green flag for Season 2. We don’t know the plot yet but Tom Edge has left us some hints. He hinted that the series will be moving from submarine to somewhere a little drier. It means some more action on land. We don’t know yet.

Last year, Tom Edge revealed to RadioTimes.com that “We have probably told as many of the stories as we would wish to tell on a submarine. Some of the characters that we have developed as we’ve made it feel like characters that we’d love to burrow into. So if there’s a will to do it from everyone else, then certainly I would be up for it.”

There is no teaser out yet but be rest assured we will keep you updated about this much-awaited season 2. My instincts say that the crew would be moving from the usual plot of Season 1 and there would be more surprises ahead. What do you think?

Season 1 Plot

The Submarine crime thriller starts with Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva of the Scottish Police Service who is sent to HMS vigil. FYI, it is a nuclear-powered Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarine.

The story revolves around the investigation of a death on board that happens shortly after the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler. It further narrates the conflict between the Royal Navy, British Security Service and MI5.

The last episode ends with Prentice rescuing Silva from the torpedo compartment. However, he gets murdered by  Doward (treacherous petty officer), who also sabotages the submarine’s valves so that it begins to take in water. Remember the events involving HMS Vigilant. It’s something like that. BBC, however, declines that the drama is based on any real-life events.

The series has been nominated for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards under the category “Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series”. However, the awards are yet to take place.

We don’t know yet if all the cast of Season 1 will be incorporated in Season 2 but one thing is sure, Suranne Jones is not going anywhere. What do you think about Season 2? Did you like the first season? Keep reading for more updates on the renewed season of Vigil.

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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