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The Rig: First Look At Martin Compston's New Thriller Series

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The Rig: First Look At Martin Compston's New Thriller Series

Line of Duty fans who are looking to fill the void left by the police drama's conclusion may be in the luck. Amazon Prime has just released a first look at Martin Compston's brand new thriller The Rig - and it looks epic.

So, what is the new show about? Created and written by newcomer David Macpherson, 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.

Martin Compston will star in Amazon Prime's The Rig (Credit: Amazon Prime)
Martin Compston will star in Amazon Prime's The Rig (Credit: Amazon Prime)

When the crew are set to be collected and return to the mainland, a mysterious fog and massive tremors hit their rig, wreaking havoc onboard.

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The crew find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world.

As they attempt to investigate what’s behind this unknown force, a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can trust - we're hooked already!

Martin Compston has given a few 'spoilers' about the new series (Credit: Twitter)
Martin Compston has given a few 'spoilers' about the new series (Credit: Twitter)

And just so you're not left as bitterly disappointed as with Vigil, Martin himself has confirmed he's sticking around a bit longer this time round.

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Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Can confirm I don’t die in first ten minutes, after that it’s every boiler suit for themselves."

There will also be a Line of Duty reunion of sorts, with John Strickland directing all six episodes of the new drama. Strickland directed Line of Duty episodes between series 3 and series 5. Fans of another behemoth BBC drama, The Bodyguard will recognise Strickland’s name as the director of that series as well.

An oil rig crew get trapped on board (Credit: Amazon Prime)
An oil rig crew get trapped on board (Credit: Amazon Prime)

The case also includes Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Richard Pepple, Mark Bonnar, Calvin Demba, Emun Elliott, Abraham Popoola, Stuart McQuarrie and Molly Vevers.

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Filming wrapped last month in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the first Amazon Prime original series to produced in that region.

Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video, said: "The Rig is a brilliant story, expertly told, in the most dramatic of settings.

The Rig will air on Amazon Prime in 2022 (Credit: Amazon Prime)
The Rig will air on Amazon Prime in 2022 (Credit: Amazon Prime)

"It asks searching questions about nature and the environment, about what it takes to survive and to be human, which feels very pertinent to the world we are living in now.

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"We're delighted to add this to our growing roster of UK made Amazon Original shows, all available to stream at no extra cost for Prime members around the world."

The Rig is set to air on Amazon Prime in 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime

Topics: TV And Film

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