British supernatural drama The Rig is getting a second season

The first season of The Rig aired on Prime Video in early 2023 and Prime is hungry for more as a second series has been greenlit. 

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While Netflix is quickly getting a reputation for cancelling its TV shows after one season, Prime Video is keen on avoiding that. 

Amazon’s streaming service has just renewed the British supernatural drama The Rig for a second series. The thriller series follows a Scottish crew on an oil rig that is engulfed by a mysterious fog that contains a parasite that infects the crew. Prime Video previously also renewed The Devil’s Hour, another British series.

The official press release gives us a little hint at what season two might look like: “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. 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 cast members are also returning, including Iain Glen, Martin Compston, Emily Hampshire and Mark Addy. New faces will also join the cast for another spooky adventure. 

“It was always my aim to build a story that starts in Scotland but speaks to a global audience about global themes,” says David Macpherson, writer and creator of The Rig. “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.”

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