How To Watch Vigil Season 2
Watch Vigil Season 2: Synopsis
After the first season of Vigil – the tense, smash hit police drama that rivalled the likes of Line of Duty and Bodyguard – the BBC wasted no time in commissioning a second season, which finally arrives this Sunday.
After unravelling a deep conspiracy involving nuclear submarines, climate protesters and lost fishing trawlers, DCI Amy Silva (Surrane Jones, Gentleman Jack) and DI Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie, Game of Thrones) are back, this time setting their sights on the air force and future warfare technology.
The detectives are dispatched to investigate following a series of deaths at a military base in Scotland. Promising to explore the moral complexities of international arms dealing, the investigation will take the partners into the world of drone warfare and British partnerships in the Middle East, and ultimately test their loyalties to their country and one another.
Also returning to the cast for Season 2 are Gary Lewis (The Bay) as DSU Robertson and Orla Russell (Deadwater Fell) as Poppy, Amy’s daughter. New cast members for this season include Dougray Scott (Crime) as Marcus Grainger, Romola Garai (The Hour) as Eliza Russell and Anders Hayward (Guilt) as Colin Dixon.
The BBC thriller’s second series will be available to watch for free on the BBC in the UK. Read on as we explain how to watch Vigil Season 2 online from anywhere, with information of streaming service availability elsewhere where you are.
Watch Vigil Season 2 online in the UK
Vigil Season 2 begins on Sunday, December 10 with the first three episodes landing on BBC iPlayer at 6am. The final three episodes land at the same time on Sunday, December 17.
If you prefer to watch as broadcast, the episodes will air on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday, December 10, Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, and will follow the same pattern the following week.
It's free to sign-up for a BBC account. All you need is an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. SW1A 1AA) and a valid TV licence.
Abroad? Use a VPN using the instructions below to access BBC iPlayer like you would at home.
How to watch Vigil Season 2 from anywhere
If you're a UK citizen on vacation or working overseas, you can still watch Vigil Season 2 just as you would at home.
While BBC iPlayer is for licence fee-paying Brits and blocks access from IP addresses outside of the UK, there's a handy piece of software called a VPN which can change your IP address to make it look like you're accessing streaming services from any country in the world.
For example, UK citizens in the States can subscribe to a VPN, join a UK based server and tune into all the programmes on BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world, just like you would back home.
Step-by-step guide to streaming with a VPN:
1. Choose a VPN and install it - our go-to recommendation is ExpressVPN
2. Connect to a server - for BBC iPlayer, for example, you'll want to connect to a server based in the UK
3. Go to the live stream you wish to access - for Vigil, head to BBC iPlayer
Watch Vigil Season 2 in the US
There's no word yet on exactly when Vigil Season 2 will arrive in the US, but the good news is that as with it's previous season, Peacock have picked up the sophomore outing. There was a little wait for the first season in the States, so expect the same here. We'll update the page when we know more.
Peacock is available across the US with prices starting from $5.99/month or $59.99/year.
For Brits abroad Stateside, don't forget you can use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer while overseas.
Watch Vigil Season 2 in Canada
Crave is where you'll find Vigil Season 2 in Canada, just like the first season of the BBC thriller. There's no word yet on exactly when that will be, but check back because we will update this page if and when further information is released.
Canadian viewers can subscribe to Crave with prices starting at $9.99/month.
Brit's travelling in Canada can use a VPN to port themselves back home and stream on their usual streaming platform using the details above.
How to watch Vigil Season 2 in Australia
Good news for Vigil fans Down Under. As with Season 1, you can watch Vigil Season 2 with a Binge subscription.
Episodes will arrive three times a week over two weeks on the streaming service, dropping Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Monday, December 11.
On Binge you can also catch-up or remind yourself of the story so far with its previous season available to stream. Binge comes with a 14-day free trial, thereafter costing from $10 a month.
Vigil Season 2 Trailer
Vigil Season 2: What You Need To Know
Who is in the cast of Vigil Season 2?
- Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva
- Rose Leslie as DI Kirsten Longacre
- Gary Lewis as DSU Robertson
- Orla Russell as Poppy Silva
- Romola Garai as Eliza Russell
- Dougray Scott as Marcus Grainger
- Chris Jenks as Callum Barker
- Anders Hayward as Colin Dixon
- Shannon Hayes as Nicole Lawson
- Oscar Salem as Captain Sattam Abdul Kader
- Amir El-Masry as Daniel Ramsay
- Jonathan Ajayi as Wes Harper
- Nebras Jamali as Colonel Ali Bilali
- Alastair Mackenzie as Chapman
- Hiba Medina as Sabiha Chapman
- Noof Ousellam as DS Paul Townsend
- Tommy Sim'aan as Firas Zaman
- Steven Elder as Derek McCabe
- Khalid Laith Nicole as Abdullah Ghazali
- Kamal Mustaffai as Mutaz
- David Elliot as Sutherland
What happened in Vigil Season 1?
Vigil Season 1 aired in 2021. It saw Surrane Jones' DCI Amy Silva sent to investigate a death aboard the nuclear submarine, HMS Vigil. Meanwhile, a Scottish fishing trawler went missing and the investigations of DCI Silva and her colleagues ashore (including Rose Leslie's DI Longacre) discovered a link between the two and began to unravel a conspiracy that stretched deep into the Royal Navy and even MI5.
What can we expect from Vigil Season 2?
After the deep sea exploits of Season 1, Vigil Season 2 promises to look to the skies.
The official BBC synopsis reads: "Following multiple unexplained fatalities at a Scottish military facility, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and DI Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) are tasked with uncovering the cause. Entering the hostile and closed ranks of the air force, the pair must face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own future."
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