The Fog Rolls In: Amazon Orders New Supernatural Series “The Rig”

November 4, 2020

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Amazon Studio‘s new supernatural original series “The Rig” will take us out to sea. The six-part series has now been given the green light by Amazon with John Strickland (“Line of Duty”) helming the project.



Deadline reports that “The series is set onboard the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew are due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As they endeavor to discover what’s driving this force, bonds are broken, allegiances formed and generational fault lines exposed.”



The project comes from writer David Macpherson and UK producer Wild Mercury Productions, who was behind Troy: Fall of a City and the third seasons of “Humans.”



The Rig” is being described as a “character-driven, epic thriller, full of heart-grabbing action and bold, original ideas,” by Derek Wax, Managing Director of Wild Mercury.



The Rig’ is a brilliant story, expertly told, in the most dramatic of settings,” says Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video. “It asks searching questions about nature and the environment, about what it takes to survive and to be human, which feels very pertinent to the world we are living in now.”



Set to begin filming next year, “The Rig” will be the first Amazon Original exclusively filmed in Scotland at the newly created FirstStage Studios.


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