ITV Studios inks first global pre-sales for Vigil second season | Deals | News | Rapid TV News
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Following a successful first run, ITV Studios has now secured a host of pre-sales across the globe for the second season of the Emmy-winning series including deals to stream on NBCUniversal’s Peacock in the US and broadcast in Canada with Bell Media and TVA.
ITV Vigil series 2 18Sep2023
Produced by World Productions, the company behind acclaimed Line of Duty and Bodyguard, the new 6x60’ run features a brand-new investigation that takes Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie) into the secret world of drone warfare to catch a killer. Following multiple deaths at a Scottish weapons test, Silva and Longacre are tasked with uncovering the cause. Entering the closed ranks of the air force in Scotland and the Middle East, the pair face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own uncertain future.

In addition to the deals in Canada and the US, Arte has acquired the series for France and Germany as well as DR for Denmark, NRK for Norway, YLE for Finland, SVT for Sweden and RUV for Iceland. In the Asia Pacific region, BBC Studios ANZ has acquired the show for Australia, TVNZ for New Zealand and Now TV for Hong Kong.

Ruth Berry, managing director, global partnerships, ITV Studios, said: “It’s a huge privilege to take Vigil across the globe and to find that many partners have been so thrilled with the first season, they want to support the second. Fans of the show are in for a whole new nail-biting experience as the setting moves from the depths of the ocean to the thrilling turbulence of the air. I’m sure they’ll be fascinated to see Silva and Longacre exploring a new case in a new world.”

The first season of Vigil was the most-watched new drama launch in the UK since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting over 13 million viewers. Since then, it has gone on to win an International Emmy for Best International Drama and secured a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series. To date, series one has sold to 175 territories worldwide.