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Martin Compston Stars In New BBC Crime Thriller By Makers of 'Bodyguard' And 'Line Of Duty'

Martin Compston Stars In New BBC Crime Thriller By Makers of 'Bodyguard' And 'Line Of Duty'

It features an all-star cast and the show's writer also worked on 'The Crown'.

Lucy Devine

Lucy Devine

Line of Duty's Martin Compston and Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones are set to star in a brand new crime-thriller on BBC - and let's face it, that's all the info we need to *know* it's going to be a good'n.

Never mind the fact that it's been created by the makers of Bodyguard and the show's writer, BAFTA-nominated Tom Edge, also worked on Netflix's The Crown.

Vigil focuses on DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) who is at the centre of two mysterious events which bring the police into conflict with the Navy and the British security services.

When a Scottish fishing trawler mysteriously disappears and a death occurs on-board a Trident nuclear submarine, DCI Silva is pulled in to lead the investigation, all the while assessing a conspiracy theory that is threatening Britain's nuclear deterrent.

While only Suranne's character has been revealed so far, joining her in the star-studded line up includes Line of Duty's Martin Compston as well as Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie.

"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," said Suranne.

Suranne will star as DCI Amy Silva (

"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."

Bodyguard's Anjli Mohindra will also star, alongside Doctor Foster's Adam James.

Rose Leslie will also star (

Speaking about the new series, Rose Leslie said: "I was weaned on BBC drama and it is thrilling to be back working at a place that feels like home with Tom Edge's complex and gripping script.

"It will be a real honour to work with Suranne and I am looking forward to be filming back in Scotland."

An air date is yet to be revealed for the gripping new series, but it's expected to be some point this year.

We'll be waiting...

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