A HIT BBC drama Is returning for a second series, it has been revealed.

Vigil, made by World Productions for BBC One and iPlayer, will begin filming in Scotland soon.

The show’s stars Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie alongside Gary Lewis will be joined for series two by Scots actor Dougray Scott, as well as Romola Garai, Amir El-Masry, David Elliot, Chris Jenks, Tommy Sim’aan, Oscar Salem, Jonathan Ajayi and Hiba Medina.

There will be six episodes.

In 2020, we reported that filming for Vigil took place in Glasgow city centre. The first series of the show was UK television’s most-watched new drama launch since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting over 13 million viewers.

Series one won the International Emmy and secured a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series.

Dougray Scott, who stars in Crime and Desperate Housewives, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the cast of Vigil series two - the first was so highly regarded and widely watched, and I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Tom Edge and Andy De Emmony.

“Suranne Jones and Rose Leslie are great talents and I’m excited to be working with them.”

Lindsay Salt, director of BBC Drama, added: “Vigil series one took the country by storm, and I could not be more excited for BBC viewers to find out what comes next.

“With a highly original mystery and a richly fascinating new world for Silva and Longacre to explore, this is blockbuster television with brains as well as brawn.”

Vigil series one is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.