The Rig

The Rig is an epic 6 part series, set on an oil rig in the North Sea, off the Scottish coast. Written by David Macpherson, directed by John Strickland, produced by Suzanne Reid, executive produced by Derek Wax.

“The Rig is a character-driven, epic thriller, full of heart-grabbing action and bold, original ideas, and we are delighted to be working with Amazon Prime Video in bringing it to life. David Macpherson captures life on a North Sea oil rig with extraordinary authenticity and it’s been exciting to work with him, director John Strickland and our creative team in realizing the scale and vision of this world.“ – Derek Wax





Mark Bonnar, Martin Compston, Calvin Demba, Emun Elliott, Iain Glen, Emily Hampshire, Stuart McQuarrie, Richard Pepple, Abraham Popoola, Rochenda Sandall, Owen Teale, Molly Vevers


David MacPherson, Meg Salter, Matthew J Morgan

Executive Producers

Derek Wax, John Strickland


Suzanne Reid


John Strickland, Alex Holmes, Tom Gentle