THE RIG: CAST ANNOUNCED FOR NEW AMAZON SERIES

The full cast for Amazon's new six-part series The Rig has been confirmed.



Joining Hampshire, Glen and the previously revealed Martin Compston (Line Of Duty) and Mark Bonnar (Quiz) will be Rochenda Sandall (Small Axe) as medic Cat Braithwaite; Owen Teale (Game Of Thrones) as head driller Lars Hutton; Richard Pepple (Bridgerton) as crew boss Grant Dunlin; Calvin Demba (Life) as drill hand Baz Roberts; Emun Elliott (Guilt) as rig mechanic Leck Longman; Abraham Popoola (Cruella) as rig crane driver Easter Ayodeji; Stuart McQuarrie (Des) as head chef Colin Murchison; and Molly Vevers (The Spanish Princess) as roustabout Heather Shaw.


Magnus and his crew aboard the Kinloch Bravo oil rig are stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When they are due to be collected and 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 endeavour 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 exposed. The crew of the Bravo will be driven to the limits of both their loyalties and their endurance, into a confrontation with forces beyond their imagination.


The six-part series is due to start filming later this month.