The Rig

The Rig — new six-part Amazon thriller finalises its cast

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Amazon has finalised the cast for new thriller The Rig, which starts filming in Scotland later this month

According to Deadline, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) lead, with Martin Compston (Line Of Duty), Mark Bonnar (Shetland), Rochenda Sandall (Small Axe), Owen Teale (Game Of Thrones), Richard Pepple (Bridgerton), Calvin Demba (Life), Emun Elliott (Guilt), Abraham Popoola (Cruella), Stuart McQuarrie (Des) and Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess). Hampshire will play Rose Mason, the scientist and oil company rep. Glen will be Magnus MacMillan, the offshore installation manager of the rig and leader of the crew. Compston plays communications officer Fulmer Hamilton and Mark Bonnar is deck foreman Alwyn Evans.

The Rig follows a group of North Sea oil workers due to return to the mainland when a “mysterious and all-enveloping fog” descends. As the rig is hit by massive tremors, the crew endeavours to discover what’s driving the unknown force, but a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust.

It will be the first Amazon Original to be exclusively filmed in Scotland and will make use of Edinburgh’s new First Stage Studios.

The six-part thriller, which will be directed by Line of Duty and Bodyguard director John Strickland.