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BBC One announces brand new thriller, starring DIVA fave Suranne Jones
We’ve still got a long wait until we have Gentleman Jack back on our screens for series two, but we have some exciting news to keep you going in the meantime.
The BBC have just announced they’ve commissioned a brand new six-part thriller from World Productions, the makers of Line Of Duty and Bodyguard.
The series, entitled Vigil, will star Suranne Jones alongside the likes of Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones), Martin Compston (Mary Queen Of Scots) and Conor Swindells (Sex Education).
The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.
Suranne Jones says: “Tom Edge has created a thrill of a story, set in a world I knew nothing about. The cast and crew World Productions have put together to tell this story is so exciting. Amy Silva is a brilliantly complex character, thrown into a highly charged situation where her authority is weakened. We watch as she navigates her own personal trauma and loss, all at a time when she’s questioning her relationships and life choices. It feels fresh and relevant and I can’t wait to start filming.”
BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge adds: “I’m completely thrilled to be making this series with the talented people at World Productions and BBC Drama. The ‘Continuous At Sea Deterrent’, better known as ‘Trident’, has been a contentious part of national life for half a century now, a stock of nuclear missiles kept hundreds of feet below the sea surface. But this world has rarely been explored on screen. I can’t wait to take a BBC One audience down with us, into the pitch-black icy waters of the unseen Atlantic, where tomorrow’s geopolitical struggles are already being played out.”
She’s no Anne Lister, but if Suranne is starring, we’ll be watching.