Since the beginning of the pandemic, viewers around the world have been introduced to a wide array of programming in the form of new television series and spin-off projects to meet their demands in the midst of quarantine. With ample time on their hands, subscribers have been tuning in to services like Netflix and Hulu at rates greater than ever before that highlight just how high the demand for content is right now. Neither service, nor any of their competitors for that matter, has shown any signs of slowing down as a result, with many companies already planning well in advance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on. Now Peacock has unveiled the trailer for their new series Vigil about a sailor who loses their life under some mysterious circumstances, with the new British crime drama set to premiere on the streaming service later this month.
Set to take place aboard a nuclear submarine aptly named the HMS Vigil, Vigil follows the story of a British detective who is forced to investigate what was initially deemed an accidental overdose aboard the vessel. The detective, played by British actress Suranne Jones, quickly realizes that isn’t the case however after a few things don’t add up however, and her investigation quickly turns into a homicide investigation. In the tense trailer reposted below, it is obvious almost immediately that there is more to this case than meets the eye and that the detective might be in for more than she originally anticipated. Vigil has been ordered for six, sixty-minute episodes which will also star Rose Leslie and Patterson Joseph, and is set to begin streaming on Peacock in a few short weeks on December 23rd.
Peacock is among the newer streaming services to rise to notoriety as viewers around the world scramble for new content to watch and look towards new outlets. NBC certainly has their fair share of content to host on the platform, and now they will be adding to it with this new addition that should be intriguing to say the least. Peacock subscribers can find out for themselves when Vigil debuts on the streaming platform on December 23rd.