Prime Video has today confirmed that it will be headed back to Scotland for a second series of the supernatural drama “The Rig” which became an international hit when it debuted at the beginning of the year. This news marks the renewal of two UK original drama series in recent months, following the success of “The Devil’s Hour.”
If you have yet to watch the first season of the show then you might want to refrain from reading the following details of season two:
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 epicSeries 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.
Many of the original season’s regular cast members are set to return, 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.
Commenting on the news, Dan Grabiner, head of Originals UK & Northern Europe, Prime Video had the following to say: “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.”
Writer and creator of the show, David MacPherson 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.”
Production returns to FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh with filming due to start later this year. The new series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.
The executive producers are Derek Wax for Wild Mercury (a Banijay UK company), David Macpherson, and John Strickland. The producer is Suzanne Reid, and the co-producer is Matt Brown.