Imagine being stuck in work with no hope of leaving. That’s the set-up of The Rig, Prime Video’s big budget new series which is, unsurprisingly, a horror thriller.
What’s worse is it’s a bout of nasty fog keeping the workers on the North Sea’s Kinloch Bravo oil drilling platform, making those awkward chats in the work canteen about the weather even more difficult.
Of course it’s not a regular East-coast haar but one which is about to bump off the crew, made up of some of Scotland’s finest character actors. Martin Compston, Iain Glen and Mark Bonnar all don overalls to peer through the mist and probably chat about what it was like to guest star on Taggart between scenes.
The ensemble cast is beefed up with Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire, our P.S. cover interview last week, who played cool receptionist Stevie on the cult comedy.
On The Rig, Hampshire gets to show off another side to her talents by both breaking the balls of the grumpy crew, as well as conducting an affair with Martin Compston which, according to several women I’ve spoken to, is something about which they’re extremely envious.
The Rig’s six parts is built for a binge watch and David Macpherson’s script keeps its real intentions behind a fog of plot twists and ghastly deaths.
It’s worth noting the characters are all named after North Sea oil fields…
The Rig, Amazon Prime Video
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