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Prime Video has set the global premiere date for the highly-anticipated new Amazon Original mystery thriller series The Rig. Check out the trailer.

The Rig - Iain Glen
The Rig: Iain Glen as Magnus — Photo © Amazon Studios

December’s only just started and there’s loads of shows to watch this month (never mind catching up on all the stuff I still haven’t gotten around to yet), yet I am already looking ahead to January, as the first weekend of 2023 kicks off with the new mystery thriller series The Rig.

The Rig, an Amazon Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 6, 2023, exclusively on Prime Video.

The cast of the six-episode series includes Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Calvin Demba (Life), Owen Teale (A Discovery of Witches), Richard Pepple (COBRA), Mark Bonnar (Guilt), Rochenda Sandall (Criminal: UK), Emun Elliott (The Paradise), Stuart McQuarrie (Shetland), Abraham Popoola (Andor), Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess), Mark Addy (Sherwood), Nikhil Parmar (Foundation), and Cameron Fulton (River City).

The character-driven story follows the crew of the Kinloch Bravo oil rig as they fight for survival after a strange fog cuts off all communication with the shore, and leaves them stranded in the fierce waves of the North Sea. With their helicopter not coming and supplies limited, Magnus (Iain Glen), the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) and rig boss, tries to guide his already fractured crew through the evolving crisis. But his increasingly desperate efforts to restore contact with the mainland are repeatedly shattered as tensions and paranoia rise, the rig’s systems fail, and a devastating accident brings them all face-to-face with the deadly dangers of one of the most extreme working environments on the planet.

The Rig - Emily Hampshire
The Rig: Emily Hampshire as Rose — Photo © Amazon Studios

Pictor Energy Company rep Rose (Emily Hampshire) is initially skeptical of the crew’s ominous theories about what’s going on outside, keen to get everyone back to work and keep the oil flowing. But as evidence mounts, her scientific curiosity pushes her to uncover the truth of the unnatural forces arrayed against them.

As loyalties are tested and alliances are made and broken, we become privy to the inner lives of the crew as they seek to understand both the force they are facing and their place in a rapidly changing world. The sins of the past weigh heavy here — most of the crew are desperate to return home, but for others the way back is much less clear.

To make it out alive will take bravery, heroism, sacrifice, and a confrontation with the consequences of the paths that brought them here. And when the crew finally discover the scale of the power they have awoken, they realize the greatest danger is not just to them, but to all those they’ve left behind on land.

Produced by Wild Mercury Productions, The Rig is created by David Macpherson, and directed by John Strickland (Line of Duty) and Alex Holmes (The Letter for the King). It is executive produced by John Strickland and Derek Wax.


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The Rig: Prime Video Sets Global Premiere Date for New Mystery Thriller Series
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