Thursday, March 18, 2021

Iain Glen and Emily Hampshire to Topline Scottish Drama 'The Rig' for Amazon

Amazon has today finalized the cast for its upcoming original drama series The Rig - its first drama to shoot exclusively in Scotland. Production on the 6-part series will begin shortly.

The drama is set on the Kinloch Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew is due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As the rig is hit by massive tremors, the crew endeavor to discover what's driving the unknown force. But a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust.

The drama stars Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, Martin Compston, Mark Bonnar, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Richard Pepple, Calvin Demba Emun Elliott, Abraham Popoola, Stuart McQuarrie and Molly Vevers.

David Macpherson created the drama, with John Strickland set to direct. Wild Mercury Productions will produce.