The Rig starring Iain Glen, Martin Compston and Emily Hampshire gets season 2 on Prime Video

Science fiction series The Rig, starring Iain Glen, Martin Compston and Emily Hampshire has been renewed for a second season by Amazon’s Prime Video.

The show, which was set off the coast of Scotland on an oil rig becomes the second UK Original to be renewed in recent months by Amazon after The Devil’s Hour starring Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine also got the green light for more episodes.

Season one of The Rig we saw the crew of an oil platform fight for their lives against an organic force of nature and we were left on a real cliffhanger when things came to an end.

We now learn a little bit more about what happens next.

Amazon have explained that: “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 epic Series One finale and contend with swirling conspiracies, conflicts, and new threats from the dark depths of the world’s oceans it has unleashed.”

We are also told that “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.”

The majority of the cast from the first run of the show will be returning including Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who), 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).

We’ll also expect to see a number of new faces on the show joining the series as the adventure continues.

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.”  

“We were thrilled by the audience response to Series One, and can’t wait to dive back in, continuing the journey of our characters with our hugely talented cast and creative team,” said Derek Wax, managing director of Wild Mercury.

“It was always my aim to build a story that starts in Scotland but speaks to a global audience about global themes,” said 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.”