Prime Video will return to Scotland for a second season of the supernatural series The Rig. The global hit show is the second UK Original drama to be renewed in recent months, following the success of The Devil’s Hour. Filming will start later this year in Edinburgh.
For those who haven’t seen it, check out the trailer for Season One here…
“It was always my aim to build a story that starts in Scotland but speaks to a global audience about global themes,” said series David Macpherson, writer and creator. “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.”
Helicopters have taken the surviving crew of the Kinloch Bravo to a bold new location, where new dangers await them in the second season of the show. There the crew will have to deal with the emotional and physical fallout of the 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 is said to ‘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’.
Many of the cast will return for Series Two, 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), alongside new faces who will join the team.
“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,” said Dan Grabiner, head of Originals UK & Northern Europe, Prime Video.
“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.”
Season One of The Rig is available now on Prime Video