Created for Amazon Prime Video by David Macpherson, The Rig is an upcoming supernatural thriller drama television series. The series is filmed entirely in Scotland which is the first in the history of an Amazon Original. Producer Suzanne Reid and the executive producers of the series are John Strickland and Derek Wax.
Amazon greenlighted the series in November 2020, with the director John Strickland whose is also serves as an executive producer. In December 2018, the writers Matthew Jacobs Morgan and Meg Salter started work on the series scripts. Consisting of six episodes the series is set to fall in this year 2022.
Kelly Valentine-Hendry the casting director of the series featured the key cast including Martin Compston, Mark Bonnar, and Emily Hampshire, in the mid of March 2021. the other day also includes the cast like Rochenda Sandall, Richard Pepple, Iain Glen, Calvin Demba, Abraham Popoola, Owen Teale, Emun Elliott, Stuart McQuarrie, Molly Vevers, and Abraham Popoola.
Are you excited about The Rig? Do you have any idea about the storyline and the characters of the series? Is The Rig Released? What is the release date of this upcoming thriller drama series? Here we have provided all the information about the upcoming series The Rig that you have to need to know.
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The Rig Release Date
The series had greenlighted in November 2020, by Amazon and the writers started work on the series scripts in December 2018. The makers of The Rig started the filming of the series on March 29, 2021. They filmed the series on the locations FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh and an oil rig in Scotland. The series is filmed entirely in Scotland which is the first in the history of an Amazon Original. Filming for the series muffled in August 2021. The series is confirmed to premiere in 2022, even though a release date is not confirmed yet.
The Rig Storyline
Although a lot of details are not available about the plot, online sources say that the events of the show would take place on a Kishorn Bravo oil rig on the Scottish coast in the North Sea. The show will feature the rig’s crew who get stuck without any means to send a message to the outside world.
According to the official synopsis, the crew plans to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog starts spreading around them and they fail to communicate with anyone. While they attempt to find the reason behind everything that is happening, new relationships are formed and generational issues are revealed. The crew must try to do everything outside their potential and must confront a force that they cannot defeat so easily.
Considering the premise of the show, we can expect that there will be a lot of suspense and thriller elements present in the show. Since this is a brand new show and it is from the supernatural genre, it might get renewed for another season later if the first season receives a decent response and more weird things might get introduced.
The Rig Cast
The cast members of the upcoming series The Rig were confirmed in mid-March 2022. The cast includes Emily Hampshire will be played the role of Rose Mason who is the scientist and the oil company representative in the series, Martin Compston as Fulmer Hamilton, and Iain Glen will be played the role of Magnus MacMillan, who is the offshore installation manager and the leader of the crew of the series, Owen Teale will be played the role of Lars Hutton, Mark Bonnar will be played the role of Alwyn Evans, Calvin Demba will be played the role of Baz Roberts
Molly Vevers will be played the role of Heather Shaw, Rochenda Sandall will be played the role of Cat Braithwaite, Richard Pepple will be played the role of Grant Dunlin, Abraham Popoola will be played the role of Easter Ayodeji, Dougie Rankin will be played the role of William Johnson, Emun Elliott will be played the role of Leck Longman, and Stuart McQuarrie will be played the role of Colin Murchison.
The Rig Trailer
The trailer for the upcoming thriller series The Rig has not been released since the release date has not been confirmed. Once the release date is announced, the trailer will be available on YouTube 2-3 weeks before the series premiere.
Where To Watch The Rig Online?
Produced by Wild Mercury Productions the brand new thriller series The Rig will be available on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video for now.