10 shows like ‘The Rig’ on Netflix, Hulu & more

‘The Rig’ follows the crew members of Kinloch Bravo as they find themselves stranded on their rig when a mysterious fog comes their way and brings a bacteria that triggers the end of the world.

Prime Video Original ‘The Rig’ is a fascinating environmental thriller that sees the crew of Kinloch Bravo fighting an unusual microorganism that is now growing underwater and in the rig’s production module.

The show sees the crew isolated from the world as they try to figure out a way to get rid of this bacteria, which has been living on the planet for millions and millions of years and is now threatening the world.

Carrying similar themes of isolation, apocalypse, and the supernatural, here are 10 shows like ‘The Rig’ you must watch:

1. Manifest

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J. R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise, Jack Messina, Parveen Kaur, Matt Long, Holly Taylor, Daryl Edwards

‘Manifest’ follows the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, who experience brief turbulence while in the air. When they finally land, they learn that five and a half years have passed since they boarded the flight.

After being missing for all these years, the passengers try to reconnect with their families and their loved ones while also experiencing voices and visions that are leading them somewhere.

2. The Leftovers

Available on: HBO Max

Cast: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon

‘The Leftovers’ takes place three years after a global event called the “Sudden Departure”, which saw 2% of the global population disappear. The event causes mainstream religions to decline and new cults to emerge.

The show focuses on a group of people from New York as they struggle to go back to their old lives while coping with the loss of their loved ones.

3. From

Available on: Epix

Cast: Harold Perrineau, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eion Bailey, David Alpay, Elizabeth Saunders, Shaun Majumder, Scott McCord

‘From’ follows the residents of a nightmarish small town in middle America. They are trapped in this town, which won’t let them go. Some accept and navigate their lives in this town, while some try to find a way to escape throughout the day.

At night, they are forced to lock themselves in their respective houses as nocturnal creatures from the nearby forest come to hunt them down. ‘From’ is more inclined toward the horror elements but serves the right amount of mysteries, just like ‘The Rig’.

4. Lost

Available on: Hulu

Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Jorge Garcia, Terry O’Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, Emilie de Ravin

‘Lost’ is one of the shows that popularized the theme of a group of people isolated from the world and dealing with something mysterious.

It follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner, Oceanic 815, as their plane crashes on an island, leaving them stranded and waiting for help. Days go by, but no one shows up.

The flight members find themselves working together to survive as they discover polar bears, a black smoke monster, a mysterious hatch, a Frenchwoman stranded on this island for the past 16 years, and the island’s malevolent inhabitants known as “The Others”.

5. 1899

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Emily Beecham, Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Miguel Bernardeau

‘1899’ follows the passengers of a migrant steamship that is on its way to New York City, US.

The hopeful dreams of the European emigrants to start a new life in the big city are put on hold when they come across a lost ship named Prometheus, which disappeared months ago on the same route.

‘1899’ carries an atmosphere much similar to ‘The Rig’, but the show is a bit darker.

6. The Society

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge

Students of a local high school head off for a camping trip, which gets canceled due to a storm.

When they come back home, they discover that every other adult in the town has disappeared. The internet and phones are still active, but they can only contact each other and not the rest of the world.

The roads to the outside world get blocked as well by thick and dense forests. While some students enjoy their newly-granted freedom, others thrive to build a community in order to survive with the limited resources they have.

7. All Of Us Are Dead

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyung, Jeon Bae-soo

The plot of ‘All Of Us Are Dead’ is more straightforward and easy than most of the shows on this list. It sees a local high school being overrun by zombies after a failed experiment.

The school becomes a battleground with the trapped students trying to survive with no food, water, or communication with the authorities. The show is based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Joo Dong-geun.

8. Snowpiercer

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs

‘Snowpiercer’ takes place in a world that has become a frozen wasteland. Humans have found shelter on a moving luxury train built by billionaire Mr. Wilford. The train circles the globe 2.7 times per year.

The train’s movement prevents them from freezing. With the population being separated by class, the show questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival.

‘Snowpierecer’ is based on both the 2013 film of the same name and the 1982 French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige’ by Jacques Lob.

9. The 100

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Paige Turco, Marie Avgeropoulos, Bob Morley, Isaiah Washington, Henry Ian Cusick

‘The 100’ takes place a century after a devastating nuclear apocalypse that wipes out almost all life on Earth. The surviving humans, who live in a space habitat called ‘the Ark’, send a hundred juvenile prisoners back to Earth to test if the planet is habitable again.

All on their own, some of the prisoners revolt against the authorities of the Ark, while others stay loyal and follow the rules, which soon leads them to discover the people who still inhabit the planet.

10. Nightflyers

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Eoin Macken, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Angus Sampson, Sam Strike, Maya Eshet, Brían F. O’Byrne, Gretchen Mol

In 2093, a group of scientists attempts to contact alien life while traveling through space on the most advanced spaceship ever built, the ‘Nightflyer’.

A series of terrifying events lead them to question each other and their leader. Eventually, they realize that the threat they are facing isn’t out in space; it’s among themselves.

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