The Rig: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

‘The Rig’ is a supernatural thriller series focusing on the crew of the Kinloch Bravo oil rig. When a mysterious fog cuts off their communications with the shore, they must fight for survival in the harsh North Sea.

Release date

‘The Rig’ will premiere on Prime Video on January 6, 2023.

Cast & creators

  • Emily Hampshire as Rose Mason
  • Iain Glen as Magnus MacMillan
  • Martin Compston as Fulmer Hamilton
  • Mark Bonnar as Alwyn Evans
  • Rochenda Sandall as Cat Braithwaite
  • Owen Teale as Lars Hutton
  • Richard Pepple as Grant Dunlin
  • Calvin Demba as Baz Roberts
  • Emun Elliott as Leck Longman
  • Abraham Popoola as Easter Ayodeji
  • Stuart McQuarrie as Colin Murchison
  • Molly Vevers as Heather Shaw
  • Dougie Rankin as William Johnson

Directed by: John Strickland and Alex Holmes

Created by: David Macpherson

Produced by: Wild Mercury Productions

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Official Synopsis

“When the crew of the North Sea stationed Kinloch Bravo oil rig is due to return to the mainland, a mysterious fog rolls in and cuts off communication with the outside world. The crew will be driven to the limits of their endurance and loyalties and will be forced into a confrontation with forces that are beyond their imagination.”

Other details

‘The Rig’ began filming on March 29, 2021, at an oil rig in Scotland, and at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh. It is the first Amazon Original to be filmed entirely in Scotland.


After the fog engulfs the oil rig and communications die, the crew deals with psychological issues owing to the situation. The desperation for survival soon leads to internal conflicts.

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