The Rig season 2: Amazon renews supernatural thriller series

Amazon has ordered season 2 of the supernatural thriller series The Rig, starring Iain Glen and Emily Hampshire

Back in November, Amazon ordered two more seasons of their “spectacularly dark” thriller series The Devil’s Hour, and now they have renewed another one of their UK thriller Originals. This time, they have ordered a second season of the supernatural thriller series The Rig! The Rig season 2 will begin filming at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh later this year with several season 1 cast members returning, including Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), Rochenda Sandall (Criminal: UK), Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess), Abraham Popoola (Cruella), and Stuart McQuarrie (Des).

Created by David Macpherson, the six episode first season was set on the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew is due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through. The rig is hit by massive tremors, and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As the crew endeavor to discover what’s driving this unknown force, a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust. Bonds are broken, allegiances formed and generational fault lines are exposed. The crew of the Bravo will be driven to the limits of both their loyalties and their endurance leading to a confrontation with forces beyond their imagination.

Here’s the synopsis for The Rig season 2: Helicopters have taken the surviving crew of the Kinloch Bravo to a bold new location, where new dangers await them. The crew will have to deal with the emotional and physical fallout of the epic Series One finale and contend with swirling conspiracies, conflicts, and new threats from the dark depths of the world’s oceans it has unleashed. Series Two of The Rig will continue exploring global themes about the past, present, and future of the planet, all while delivering epic thrills and gripping action for its compelling cast of characters.

Prime Video’s Dan Grabiner provided the following statement: “The Rig’s popularity around the world is a testament to the fantastic ensemble cast and the vision of the creators—the crew behind the crew. We can’t wait to welcome back Iain, Martin, and Emily, and see what writer and creator David Macpherson has in store for the Kinloch Bravo team next.

Machpherson added: “It was always my aim to build a story that starts in Scotland but speaks to a global audience about global themes. In Series Two, I’m looking forward to expanding the world of our show through the eyes of our excellent cast, as we deliver more shocks and thrills and delve deeper into both our characters’ and our show’s expanding original mythology.

The Rig is executive produced by Macpherson, alongside John Strickland and Wild Mercury’s Derek Wax. The show is produced by Suzanne Reid, with Matt Brown co-producing.

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