Martin Compston seen in first trailer for Amazon Prime thriller The Rig
Martin Compston is shown battling survival in the trailer for Amazon's Prime's all-star supernatural thriller The Rig.
The Line Of Duty and Vigil star is back at sea in the six-part drama set onboard a North Sea oil rig, which also stars Schitt's Creek's Emily Hampshire, Game Of Thrones Iain Glen and The Full Monty's Mark Addy.
The dramatic trailer sees the rig surrounded by a mysterious fog and hit by tremors, cutting it off from the mainland just as the crew are due to be collected.
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The psychological pressure causes the crew to break down and turn on one another, whilst simultaneously trying to battle the elements.
Hampshire's character warns, "Something old is waking up", while The Curse's Abraham Popoola says: "That's what you get for diving into the abyss."
The strong cast also features fellow Line Of Duty stars Rochenda Sandall, Mark Bonnar and Owen Teale, who has also starred in Game Of Thrones, as did Emun Elliott.
Also starring are Shetland's Stuart McQuarrie and COBRA's Richard Pepple.
Fans are already intrigued by the teaser, with one tweeted: "I counted 3 #GameofThrones alums (Mark Addy, Iain Glen & Owen Teale) and 1 from #Shetland (Mark Bonner) in #TheRig trailer. Looks like a fantastic cast. Should be good."
Another said: "Martin Compston in The Rig, January 2023 - it’s gonna be epic."
Set on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland, The Rig was filmed in Edinburgh over the summer of 2021.
It is the debut from writer David Macpherson and is directed by John Strickland, who also worked on Line Of Duty.
Compston starred in BBC thriller drama Vigil last year, which was set on board a submarine.
After some viewers complained the ending to the series — co-starring Suranne Jones and Game Of Thrones actor Rose Leslie — was anticlimactic, the Scottish actor joked he would sack his agent.
Compston responded to a Tweet from viewer Dave James who said: "So that’s #vigil and #lineofduty that had really c**p endings, choose the next series wisely @martin_compston you don’t want to make it a hat trick."
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The Line Of Duty star retorted: "I know Dave pal I’ve made an arse of it. One the biggest new drama of the year the other biggest drama of the year/century. Agents for the sack."
The Rig is due to stream on Prime Video from Friday, 6 January, 2023.
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