Series Coming To Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has announced a new series which will be directed by Line Of Duty and The Bodyguard’s John Strickland.

Written by newcomer David Macpherson, The Rig will be the first Amazon Original Series to be filmed exclusively in Scotland.

Amazon’s synopsis reads –

The Rig follows the crew of the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, which is 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 endeavour to discover what’s driving this force, 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.”

As well as filming on a real-life oil rig, many of the scenes will be shot at the new FirstStage Studios, the new Scottish film and TV studio space on the site of the former power plant on Bath Road at the Port of Leith in Edinburgh. The 160,000 sq ft space has room for up to five sound stages as high as 100ft tall as well as 27,000 sq ft of flexible workshop, production and office space.

No characters or cast have been announced so far for The Rig, but we’ll let you know as soon as they’re announced.