ITV Studios has notched up a raft of presales for the second season of World Productions’ International Emmy-winning drama Vigil.
Season two will stream on NBCUniversal’s Peacock in the U.S. Bell Media and TVA will broadcast the show in Canada. In Europe, Arte acquired the show for France and Germany, as did DR for Denmark, NRK for Norway, Yle for Finland and SVT for Sweden. In the Asia Pacific, BBC Studios ANZ picked up the drama for Australia, TVNZ for New Zealand and Now TV for Hong Kong.
The first season of Vigil was the most-watched new drama launch in the U.K. since Bodyguard in 2018, attracting over 13 million viewers. It has won an International Emmy for Best International Drama and secured a BAFTA nomination for Best Drama Series. Season one has sold to 175 territories worldwide.
Ruth Berry, managing director of global partnerships at 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 that 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.”