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Anticipation builds for Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham’s new submarine thriller Vigil

‘The return of must-watch Sunday night drama!’ Anticipation builds for Suranne Jones and Stephen Graham’s new submarine thriller Vigil from the creators of Line Of Duty ahead of its premiere this week

  • TV fans have shared their excitement ahead of new submarine thriller Vigil 
  • Stars Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston
  • Taking to Twitter ahead of Sunday’s premiere, fans have said they’re ‘so excited’ and that they ‘can’t wait to see it’. 

TV fans have shared their excitement ahead of new submarine thriller Vigil from the creators of Line Of Duty.

Set to start this Sunday on BBC One the show stars Gentleman Jack star Suranne Jones as well as Game of Thrones Rose Leslie and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston.  

The six-part series follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil – bringing the police into conflict with the Navy and British security service.

Taking to Twitter ahead of Sunday’s premiere, fans have said they’re ‘so excited’ and that they ‘can’t wait to see it’.

‘Can’t wait to see you back on our screens on a Sunday night. This looks brilliant,’ said one fan.

Set to start this Sunday on BBC One the show stars Gentleman Jack star Suranne Jones (pictured) as well as Game of Thrones Rose Leslie and Line of Duty’s Martin Compston

The six-part series follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil - bringing the police into conflict with the Navy and British security service. Pictured: Martin Compston in the show

The six-part series follows the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil – bringing the police into conflict with the Navy and British security service. Pictured: Martin Compston in the show

The show will see DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) then lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security.

The trailer begins with the news that a royal navy sailor has been found dead, with Suranne flown out to the vessel after being asked by another police officer, played by Lolita Chakrabarti, how she is in ‘confined spaces’.

While Suranne prepares to board the ship, Scotsman Martin chillingly speaks to the camera, and said: ‘There’s 20 different ways you could kill Vigil’s crew single handedly’.

It finishes with a distressed Suranne lowering herself into the submarine followed by the eerie message: ‘The deeper you go, the darker it gets’ in a gripping warning of what’s to come. 

Taking to Twitter ahead of Sunday’s show, one fan wrote: ‘Can’t flipping wait!!!!’

Another added: ‘This will be the highlight of my Sunday. So excited for this’.

‘Looking forward to this, it looks really good,’ wrote a third.

Upcoming: DCI Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie, pictured) lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain¿s national security

Upcoming: DCI Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie, pictured) lead an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that goes to the very heart of Britain’s national security

A fourth went on: ‘Looking forward to this, such a good cast and the premise looks interesting’. 

‘Really looking forward to this. Cannot wait to see you back on our screens again – it’s been too long. It’s got a great all round cast and I’m sure it will be brilliant,’ added a fifth.

‘Looking forward to this, such a good cast and the premise looks interesting,’ another Twitter user wrote.

‘Can’t wait to see this,’ added another.

‘Looking forward to it,’ commented one.

New show: Sex Education's Connor Swindells (pictured) is part of the show, which is set in and was filmed in Scotland, was written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge

New show: Sex Education’s Connor Swindells (pictured) is part of the show, which is set in and was filmed in Scotland, was written and created by BAFTA-nominated writer Tom Edge

Taking to Twitter ahead of Sunday's premiere, fans have said they're 'so excited' and that they 'can't wait to see it'.

Taking to Twitter ahead of Sunday’s premiere, fans have said they’re ‘so excited’ and that they ‘can’t wait to see it’.

Discussing the show, Vigil’s director James Strong said: ‘Vigil is different in a number of ways: it’s about a real thing, its premise is fascinating and one most people don’t really know anything about. 

‘Britain’s nuclear deterrent has been operational for over 50 years and yet is shrouded in secrecy, and so it is a mystery to the viewer – therefore it’s the perfect place to set a drama. 

‘It’s also a truly genuinely gripping mystery, populated by great characters, so in every way it’s simply unlike anything else on our screens right now.’

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