EXCLUSIVE: Schitts Creek star Emily Hampshire joins Amazon UK original series The Rig, as we can show

The six-part thriller, directed by Line of Duty and Bodyguard director John Strickland, is due to be filmed later this month in Scotland on an oil rig and at FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh.It will be the first Amazon original to be exclusive is filmed in Scotland

The drama takes place on the oil rig Kishorn Bravo, which is stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew is about to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-encompassing fog rolls through and they are of all communication with the shore and cut off from the outside world. While the rig is hit by massive tremors, the crew struggles to figure out what is driving the unknown force, but a major accident forces them to ask questions about whom they can really trust

Hampshire will portray the series co-lead actress Rose Mason, who is described to us as “a scientist and oil company representative, a fresh face aboard the drill”

Line of Duty star Martin Compston and Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe) are also on board in key roles Wild Mercury Productions (part of Banijay UK) produced David Macpherson created it

As announced last month, Hampshire is also developing a remake of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman with Norman Lear and Brent Millers Act III Productions, Sony Pictures Television and showrunner Jacob Tierney Hampshire will co-write, produce and star as the title character doing this show and The Rig at the same time

Hampshire is known for starring Stevie Budd on Schitt’s Creek, who won the 2020 Emmy TV Comedy categories and just won a Golden Globe for best television series – musical or comedy – the actress will alongside Adrien Brody in the upcoming epix miniseries Chapelwaite, based on the Stephen King short story Jerusalem Lot

Hampshire is again sponsored by Atlas Artists, Paradigm, Creative Drive Artists, K L. Benzakein Talent and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson

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Source: https://deadline.com/2021/03/schitts-creek-emily-hampshire-amazon-series-the-rig-scotland-1234716527/