Viewers seeking escape from the holiday havoc or renewed COVID isolation could do worse than “Vigil,” a six-part thriller from the BBC streaming on Peacock.
Blending elements of a police procedural, military and espionage thriller and psychological intrigue, “Vigil” features a compelling story and a stellar cast.
Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva, of the Scottish Police Service (Suranne Jones), is summoned during her daily jog after a sailor is reported dead aboard the nuclear submarine Vigil. Because this incident happened in Scottish waters, the police have to investigate. Had it occurred at sea, the Navy would have been left to its own devices.
Silva is lowered from a helicopter onto the sub in a harrowing scene that sets the stage for her…