‘Vigil’: Suranne Jones on Doing Her Own Stunts in Peacock’s Twisty Drama

Suranne Jones as Amy Silva in Vigil
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It’s dark, cramped and dangerous on British nuclear submarine Vigil. Not the ideal place to look into a suspicious death, but that’s what police detective Amy Silva (Suranne Jones, above) must do when a crew member dies suddenly. As the situation on board grows increasingly chaotic, nearly everyone seems fishy.

Meanwhile, on land, Amy’s colleague and ex-girlfriend, Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie), runs afoul of the Navy when she looks into another death. Do you really have to ask if the cases are connected?

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Plus, they float ideas for possible next chapters of the Peacock comedy.

This twisty, riveting nail-biter, which aired overseas last summer, was the U.K.’s most watched new drama in three years, and it’s easy to see why. From the moment a helicopter drops Amy into the labyrinthine world of the sub, where men vastly outnumber women and communication with those above is limited, she’s on a grueling journey.

So was Jones, who got bruised doing her own stunts. “It was fun,” she says. “But I was hobbling home and having Epsom salt baths!”

Vigil, Series Premiere, Thursday, December 23, Peacock