See Line of Duty's Martin Compston in Amazon Prime's epic thriller The Rig

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Amazon has released their first look of Line of Duty's Martin Compston in Amazon Prime Video's epic thriller The Rig.

Sounding a bit like cult US drama Lost meets Stephen King's The Mist, the mystery six-part series centres around the crew on the Kinloch Bravo oil rig, with Compston playing rig Communications Officer Fulmer Hamilton, and Sandall as rig medic Cat Braithwaite.

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Photo credit: Amazon
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Amazon also shared images of Game of Thrones actor Iain Glen, Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire and Guilt's Mark Bonnar.

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The Rig's plot

The series follows an operation on Kinloch Bravo oil rig, which is being run by Offshore Installation Manager and crew leader Magnus MacMillan, played by Game of Thrones star Iain Glen, with Schitt Creek's Emily Hampshire playing scientist and oil company rep Rose Mason, a fresh face on-board the rig.

Martin Compston plays rig Communications Officer Fulmer Hamilton, and Rochenda Sandall stars as rig medic Cat Braithwaite.

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Photo credit: BBC

Magnus and his crew's Kinloch Bravo oil rig are stationed off the Scottish coast, situated in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When they are due to be collected and return to the mainland, a sudden mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through.

When the rig is struck by massive tremors, 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 Rig's cast

Along with Line of Duty actors Martin Compston and Rochenda Sandall, the thriller's other main stars include Game of Thrones' Iain Glen, Schitt's Creek actor Emily Hampshire, and Catastrophe's Mark Bonnar.

The cast also features Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, A Discovery of Witches) as Head Driller Lars Hutton, Richard Pepple (Bridgerton, Cobra) as crew boss Grant Dunlin and Mark Bonnar (Guilt, Quiz) is Deck Foreman Alwyn Evans.

Calvin Demba (Life, Last Christmas) plays Drill Hand Baz Roberts, Emun Elliott (Guilt) is 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) plays roustabout Heather Shaw.

When will The Rig launch?

The series is expected to launch later this year or early 2022.

The Rig will launch on Amazon Prime Video.

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