THE newest supernatural thriller is set on an oil rig, with no way on or off in the middle of the North Sea.
The Amazon Original show was shot entirely in Scotland and boasts a cast of amazing Scottish talent. Here is all you need to know.
Who is in the cast of The Rig?
Leading the cast is Iain Glen. He plays Magnus who runs the rig, trying to prevent chaos breaking out as disaster descends.
The Scottish actor is best known for his role as Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy tv show Game of Thrones.
He is also known for his role as Dr Alexander in three Resident Evil films.
Martin Compston plays rig worked Fulmer who will be caught in the middle of the crisis.
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The Scottish actor is best known for best known for Line of Duty but has also starred in ITV’s Victoria, Vigil, Traces, Our House and Mayflies.
Emily Hampshire portrays Rose, who is a representative for oil company Pictor.
The Canadian star is best known for her lead roles in 12 Monkeys from 2015-2018 and as Stevie Budd in Schitt's Creek from 2015-2020.
Rochelle Sandall plays Cat in The Rig.
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She is a British actress who is well known for her role as Detective Constable Vanessa Warren in Criminal UK since 2019.
She starred in Small Axe (2020) with Letitia Wright and John Boyega.
She also appeared in Line of Duty as a member of a criminal gang, and played Azure in the 13th series of Doctor Who.
Who else is in the cast?
There are plenty more familiar faces cast in the show, these include
- Calvin Demba as Baz
- Molly Vevers as Heather
- Abraham Popoola as Easter
- Richard Pepple as Dunlin
- Owen Teale as Hutton
- Stuart McQuarrie as Murchison
- Cameron Fulton as Garrow
- Nikhil Parmar as Harish
- Emun Elliott as Leck
- Mark Bonnar as Alwyn
How can I watch The Rig?
The complete first season of The Rig was released on January 6, 2023.
You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video for free with your prime subscription.
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