Second series of Amazon Prime's The Rig to film in Scotland later this year
Prime Video has greenlit a second series of supernatural thriller The Rig, with filming set to begin in Scotland later this year.
Wild Mercury makes the show, that will film once again at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh.
Suzanne Reid produces; the exec producers are Derek Wax (MD of Wild Mercury), creator and writer David Macpherson and John Strickland.
The majority of the main cast is returning for the second run, including Iain Glen, Martin Compston, Emily Hampshire, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Mark Addy, Molly Vevers, Abraham Popoola and Stuart McQuarrie.
"It was always my aim to build a story that starts in Scotland but speaks to a global audience about global themes,” said Macpherson. “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."
“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.”
Production Intelligence subscribers have access to the likely (tbc) start date for filming on The Rig S2.
The series-renewal news comes during the week that production begins on another returning Prime Video UK Original: the second series of The Devil’s Hour is now filming at Farnborough Film Studios.
The Rig image via Amazon Prime.
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