This British submarine drama seems like a winner.
What about confined spaces? If you’re not sure, new drama wake is about to help you find out.
The series revolves around an investigation aboard a nuclear submarine and is written and created by Bafta-nominated writer Tom Edge and created by the same people behind hits as Line of Duty and bodyguard.
It also has a great cast and an irresistible premise, so we anticipate it wake to make waves (cue-applause) among crime fans.
How to watch? wake in Australia
The most convenient and affordable way to watch Vigil in Australia when it launches on August 30 is with streaming service BINGE. Plans start at just $10 per month and new users get a 14-day free trial. In other words, you can basically wait for all the episodes to stream and watch the show for free. That does mean you’re risking spoilers, though, so we highly recommend tuning in from the premiere.
BINGE offers a generous library of TV shows and movies, reality TV, documentaries, and children’s content. Recent highlights include: Reservation Dogs, Mare by Easttown and the Gossip Girl Restart.
Alternative, wake episodes will also be available weekly on demand on Foxtel from August 30. Foxtel pay TV subscriptions start at $49 per month.
Or you can stream episodes with Foxtel Now. The basic Essentials package costs $25 per month, but premium dramas from the UK are usually included in the Drama Extra package, which is an additional $10 per month. New users get a 10-day free trial that gives you access to all channel packs.
When does wake to come outside?
wake premiered in Australia on Monday, August 30. The series consists of 6 episodes. Episode 2 will be available the next day. After that, episodes will air every Monday until the finale on September 27.
- Episode 1: Monday August 30th
- Episode 2: Tuesday, August 31
- Episode 3: Monday September 6
- Episode 4: Monday September 13
- Episode 5: Monday, September 20
- Episode 6: Monday, September 27
What’s wake as regards?
wake sounds like a doozy for whodunit enthusiasts. It begins when a crew member is found dead aboard a nuclear submarine, HMS Vigil, and the police are called in to investigate. The problem? The UK’s nuclear deterrent must remain unbroken, so DCI Amy Silva must make herself comfortable aboard the sub as she interrogates the crew.
The death was written off as an accidental overdose, but Silva suspects otherwise. She’ll have to endure numerous threats to figure out what’s going on and her presence on the sub is not exactly welcome. There is also a mystery surrounding a Scottish fishing trawler that disappeared near HMS Vigil. Do we smell a conspiracy?
The series stars Suranne Jones, who you may know from Mr Jack or Doctor Foster. Her character gets help from Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), who plays a detective who leads the investigation on land and at sea. The main cast also includes Shaun Evans, Anjli Mohindra, Martin Compston, Paterson Joseph, Connor Swindells, Adam James and Gary Lewis.
wake has all the makings of a riveting and chilling crime series, one that will leave viewers theorizing about who is to blame and one that should definitely be on your radar. It has been compared to the following Line of Duty which is a lofty expectation to be fulfilled. Are you ready to dive into the icy waters of the ocean to find out the truth?
Finder’s review of wake episode 1 and 2
Finder was lucky enough to attend a pre-screening of the first two episodes of wake in June 2021. Finder’s global streaming publisher Aaron McAllister said, “Very similar to mare from Easttown, the first episode of wake was usually slow.
“A lot of time was spent trying to sketch the story without much happening. In all fairness, most will think the first episode will be as entertaining as the reality of being trapped on a submarine for 9 months (about as much fun if 10 weeks locked).
“But once you make it to the end of the second episode, things change. There’s a lot more to do.” wake than just the submarine. You even run the risk of whiplash if you turn to the person you’re watching to explain how you think you’ve solved the case.”
Find out more about Foxtel’s latest streaming service through our special BINGE review. Or feel free to compare more streaming services here.