EXCLUSIVE: Casting has been finalized for Amazon UK Original series The Platform, with Game of thrones star Iain Glen joins Schitt Creek actress Emily Hampshire as co-director.
Joining Hampshire, Glen and the previously revealed Martin Compston (Course of action) and Mark Bonnar (Quiz) will be Rochenda Sandall (Small ax) as a physician Cat Braithwaite; Owen Teale (Game of thrones) as lead driller Lars Hutton; Richard Pepple (Bridgerton) as crew chief Grant Dunlin; Calvin Demba (Life) as a Baz Roberts drill; Emun Elliott (Guilt) as drill engineer Leck Longman; Abraham Popoola (Cruella) as a crane operator Easter Ayodeji; Stuart McQuarrie (Of) as head chef Colin Murchison; and Molly Vevers (The spanish princess) like roustabout Heather Shaw.
Emily Hampshire, “Schitt’s Creek” Star, Joins Amazon’s British Series “The Rig”; Filming in Scotland will begin this month
Compston, Sandall, Pepple and Teale also star in BBC hit Course of action.
As we revealed yesterday, Hampshire will play Rose Mason, scientist and representative of the oil company. Glen will be Magnus MacMillan, the rig’s offshore installation manager and crew chief. Compston plays the role of Communications Officer Fulmer Hamilton and Mark Bonnar is Bridge Foreman Alwyn Evans.
The six-part thriller, which will be directed by Course of action and Bodyguard director John Strickland, set to shoot in Scotland later this month on an oil platform and FirstStage Studios in Edinburgh. This will be the first Amazon Original to shoot exclusively in Scotland.
The drama will take place on the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the dangerous waters of the North Sea. When the crew must return to the mainland, a mysterious, enveloping fog crosses them and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world. As the platform is struck by massive tremors, the crew strive to find out what drives the unknown force. But a major accident makes them wonder who they can really trust.
Wild Mercury Productions (part of Banijay UK) produces. David Macpherson is the creator.