A new series is on its way at Amazon titled The Rig, which is reportedly regrouping an all-star cast featuring leads from some of your favourite shows. The six-part drama thriller will be directed by John Strickland.
For The Rig, Game Of Thrones star Iain Glen will be starring as Magnus McCillian, the manager of the rig. Schiit’s Creek‘s main actress Emily Hampshire will play as Rose Mason, a scientist from the oil company.
Other actors and actresses already confirmed for the series include Martin Compston from Line Of Duty, Rochenda Sandall from Small Axe as the medical named Cat Braithwaite, as well as Game Of Thrones star Owen Teale who will play the head driller named Lars Hutton.
Continuing on the cast, Richard Pepple from Bridgerton has been confirmed to play crew boss, Grant Dunlin, with Calvin Demba from Life playing drill hand Baz Roberts, and Emun Elliott as rig mechanic Leck Longman.
Finally, from what has been confirmed, Abraham Popoola will play rig crane driver Easter Ayodeji, while Stuart McQuarrie will play head chef Colin Murchison and Molly Vevers as the roustabout Heather Shaw.
Now regarding the premise of the series, it is quite intriguing – the story is about a crew on an oil rig, right next to Scotland’s coast, and at the end of one of their usual mission on the rig, once they go back to the mainland, a strange storm happens and they are cut off from all communications.
Without any stable communication, the crew is stuck on the rig, and then an accident happens on-site, which gets everybody suspicious and asking themselves who to trust in these strange times…
The series is being filmed exclusively in Scotland, which will be the first time that a series will be set exclusively in the country. Wild Mercury Productions will be producing and David Macpherson is the creator of the series.
We don’t have any information on the release dates but we should soon get more information once the production has started, which should be the end of the month.