The Rig: Tensions & Paranoia Rise In UK Amazon Original Series Trailer

Prime Video's The Rig has debuted a tense trailer for the character-driven mystery thriller series. The highly-anticipated UK Amazon Original series The Rig is a six-part epic thriller produced by Wild Mercury Productions (part of Banijay UK), created by David Macpherson, and directed by John Strickland (Line of Duty, Bodyguard). 

The Rig: Theories & Paranoia Rise In Prime Video Series Trailer
Martin Compston. Credit: Prime Video

In The Rig, Magnus (Iain Glen) and his crew aboard the Kinloch Bravo oil rig 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, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through. 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 endeavor 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.

Glen plays Magnus, an 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. Rochenda Sandall (Criminal: UK, Small Axe) plays Medic Cat Braithwaite. Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, A Discovery of Witches) is Head Driller Lars Hutton. Richard Pepple (Bridgerton, Cobra) is crew boss Grant Dunlin, and Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Quiz) is Deck Foreman Alwyn Evans.

Calvin Demba (Life, Last Christmas) plays Drill Hand Baz Roberts, and Emun Elliott (Guilt) is rig mechanic Leck Longman. Abraham Popoola (Cruella) is rig crane driver Easter Ayodeji, Stuart McQuarrie (Des) is Head Chef Colin Murchison, and Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess) plays roustabout Heather Shaw. The Rig is set to premiere on Amazon's Prime Video on January 6th, 2023.

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