This story sounds eerily familiar...
Alright, who doesn't love John Carpenter's The Fog? Seriously, if you don't love The Fog, please tell us why. With that being said, Amazon has greenlit a new series being head by John Strickland (Line of Duty, Body Guard). The Rig is set to be a six-part series according to Deadline.
“The series is set onboard the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew are due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As they endeavor to discover what’s driving this force, bonds are broken, allegiances formed and generational fault lines exposed.”
This project is being written by David Macpherson and UK based producer Wild Mercury Productions (Troy: Fall of a City and 'Humans' Season Three.)
Derek Wax, the managing Director of Wild Mercury had this to say about the show, “’The Rig’ is a character-driven, epic thriller, full of heart-grabbing action and bold, original ideas,"
“’The Rig’ is a brilliant story, expertly told, in the most dramatic of settings,” adds Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video. “It asks searching questions about nature and the environment, about what it takes to survive and to be human, which feels very pertinent to the world we are living in now.”
FUN FACT: The Rig will be the first Amazon Original ever filmed exclusively in Scotland, where it will shoot at FirstStage Studios, an upcoming space being built in Edinburgh.