The Rig (2023) TV Series Review


The Rig – TV Series Review

Director: John Strickland (4 Episodes), Alex Holmes (2 Episodes)

Writer: David Macpherson (4 Episodes), Matthew Jacobs Morgan, Meg Salter (1 Episode Each) (Screenplays)

Writer: David Macpherson (Creator)


Plot: A group of workers on a remote Scottish oil rig are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog enshrouds them and supernatural forces take hold.

Runtime: 6 Episodes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Rig starts as we meet the crew on a remote Scottish oil rig. Magnus (Glen) runs his team like a family but the member of a team that has recently taken over the business Rose (Hampshire) overrides his orders. She has created unwanted tension on board.

When a mysterious fog appears and covers the rig, they lose communication with the mainland. This causes chaos among the crew who must learn to work together to understand what is going on. As the fog continues to create uncertainty, supernatural forces point toward something far more serious for the crew to deal with.

Verdict on The Rig

The Rig is a mystery horror thriller following the crew of an oil rig team that must deal with an unexpected supernatural event. This creates tension between the crew as they demand answers and a way to return home.

The Rig creates an amazing amount of tension and atmosphere. Each episode gives a different member of the crew a chance to be in the spotlight. Showing what they have outside of this world, instead of only focusing on the situation. The story leaves us a chance to see how much is going on, constantly twisting toward something new. If you were to compare this to another show, the best example would be ‘Helix’.

The all-star TV cast is wonderful throughout the film, from Game of Thrones alumni Iain Glen and Owen Teale. Add in the only American character Emily Hampshire that makes her character feel like an outsider in the world. The supporting cast is great too, Rochenda Sandall, Martin Compston, Molly Vevers and Calvin Demba develop their characters to a level we want to see more from.

Despite only having 6 episodes, we are given plenty to work through and we are left only wanting to see more. Hopefully, The Rig will return for season two.

Where to Watch: The Rig is available on Amazon Prime.

Final Thoughts The Rig is an excellent atmospheric mystery that leaves you wanting more.

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