What drama is In Plain Sight’s Martin Compston next?

Martin Compston showed his dark side as an actor with his terrifying portrayal of serial killer Peter Manuel in ITV1’s drama In Plain Sight – but when does his next project Vigil start?

TV viewers are shocked by Martin’s role as the sick killer Peter, the Scots-American convicted of the murder of seven people.

As the three-part drama In Plain Sight comes to an end on Wednesday (June 9th, 2021) on ITV1, let’s see what else Martin Compston is up to …

And tell you about the highly anticipated BBC One drama Vigil.


Suranne Jones stars alongside Martin Compston in upcoming drama Vigil (Image: BBC One)

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What’s Martin Compston Next?

The 37-year-old actor will soon appear in Vigil on BBC One.

Vigil is an upcoming thriller series from the makers of Line of Duty, Bodyguard and The Pembrokeshire Murders.

It stars Suranne Jones as DCI Amy Silva.

The six-part drama revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on board a Trident nuclear submarine.

The crime brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.

Vigil also plays Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, and Paterson Joseph.

The rig on Amazon Prime Video

Later that year, Martin will also appear in The Rig, which airs on Amazon Prime Video.

The British Amazon Original series is described as a six-part epic thriller and follows the crew on board the Kinloch Bravo oil rig, which is stationed in the dangerous waters of the North Sea off the Scottish coast.

Just before they leave, the rig is covered by a mysterious fog, followed by massive tremors, and they find themselves cut off from all communication …

Martin Compston plays the communications officer Fulmer Hamilton.

Iain Glen, Owen Teale, Mark Bonnar and Rochenda Sandall also play.

Martin will also appear in the second series of Traces on Alibi.

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Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott in Line of Duty (Image: BBC One)

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Martin Compston Vigil: When does it start?

BBC One recently released the trailer for Vigil (see below) which shows the police investigating a conspiracy that goes to the heart of Britain’s national security.

BBC One has confirmed that the drama will air later this year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

It can’t come soon enough for us!

Will Martin be back in the Line of Duty?

Creator Jed Mercurio has failed to confirm a seventh series of Line of Duty.

In May, the BBC hinted that it would be happy to do more episodes if creator Jed Mercurio so requested.

Regarding the possibility of a new series, he told Radio Times in March: “We are in a situation where it is not entirely clear that there will be a seventh series.”

Actor Adrian Dunbar has also hinted that the show might be back one day.

Adrian spoke about H and his role as Hastings on the BAFTA red carpet and said, “I mean there might be a way to go with all of this, we don’t know yet, do we?”

Uh! Please come back, Hastings!

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The cast of Traces including Molly Windsor and Martin Compston (Image: UKTV / BBC)

Is traces coming back?

Martin Compston played Daniel MacAfee in the hit crime drama Traces earlier this year.

Traces was originally featured in 2019 on Alibi, which owns the rights to Traces.

Alibi confirmed that they have renewed the drama for a second season.

Based in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA – the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science – the first series featured Emma Hedges, Prof. Sarah Gordon and Prof. Kathy Torrance.

Together, they used forensic science to uncover the truth about the murder of Emma’s mother.

The second series will continue to delve into the world of forensics.

The women at SIFA carefully analyze traces of evidence to find out who is behind a series of gruesome bombings in Dundee.

The city is nervous as the pressure mounts to identify the mysterious bomber before the next bomb goes off.

Martin Compston will return to starring Molly Windsor and Laura Fraser in the drama.

In Plain Sight ends on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1. Vigil will air on BBC One later this year.

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