The Rig is a six-part epic thriller and UK Amazon Original series.
The Rig is set around Magnus and his crew on the Kinloch Bravo oil rig who are stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When they are due to be collected and return to the mainland mysterious fog appears. The rig is hit by massive tremors, and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As the crew endeavour to discover what’s driving this unknown force, a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust. Bonds are broken, allegiances formed and generational fault lines exposed. The crew of the Bravo will be driven to the limits of both their loyalties and their endurance, into a confrontation with forces beyond their imagination.
Produced by Wild Mercury Productions (part of Banijay UK) and created by David Macpherson and directed by John Strickland (Line of Duty, Bodyguard) The Rig will film exclusively in Scotland in late April on an actual oil rig and at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh.
Rochenda Sandall (Criminal: UK, Small Axe) plays Medic Cat Braithwaite, Richard Pepple (Bridgerton, Cobra) is crew boss Grant Dunlin, Calvin Demba (Life, Last Christmas) plays Drill Hand Baz Roberts and Abraham Popoola (Cruella) is rig crane driver Easter Ayodeji.
The rest of the cast includes lead, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Mrs Wilson) plays Magnus MacMillan, Offshore Installation Manager of the rig and leader of the crew, Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) plays Rose Mason the scientist and oil company rep, a fresh face on-board the rig, Martin Compston (Line of Duty, Traces) plays Communications Officer Fulmer Hamilton. Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, A Discovery of Witches) is Head Driller Lars Hutton. Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Quiz) is Deck Foreman Alwyn Evans, Emun Elliott (Guilt) is rig mechanic Leck Longman, Stuart McQuarrie (Des) is Head Chef Colin Murchison and Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess) plays roustabout Heather Shaw.