Amazon’s ‘The Rig’ Announces Cast Including Iain Glen & Martin Compston

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18 Mar 21

Amazon’s ‘The Rig’ Announces Cast Including Iain Glen & Martin Compston

Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the cast for the upcoming Amazon Original series The Rig, a six-part epic thriller, which includes ‘Game of Thrones’ star Iain Glen, ‘Line of Duty’s Martin Compston, Emily Hampshire from ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and a host of other great names.

The drama follows the crew of 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 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 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.

The crew is led by Magnus MacMillan, played by Iain Glen (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Titans’), Offshore Installation Manager of the rig; Emily Hampshire (’12 Monkeys’, ‘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.

They are joined by Calvin Demba (‘Life’, ‘Last Christmas’) as Drill Hand Baz Roberts; Emun Elliott (‘Guilt’) as rig mechanic Leck Longman; Abraham Popoola (‘Cruella’) as rig crane driver Easter Ayodeji; Stuart McQuarrie (‘Des’) as Head Chef Colin Murchison; And Molly Vevers (‘The Spanish Princess’) plays roustabout Heather Shaw.

‘The Rig’ is created by David Macpherson and directed by John Strickland (‘Line of Duty’, ‘Bodyguard’). The series is set to film exclusively in Scotland later this month on an oil rig and at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh.

The Rig‘ is due to begin filming in Scotland in 2021.