The Rig consists of six 60-minute episodes, with a second season to to come.
With the attractions of its remote, frontier setting and an all-star ensemble cast, The Rig sounds promising.
But it lacks the sophistication, character development and cut-to-scenes of the 2021 Vigil for instance a thriller set on a submarine (also in the North Sea).
The Rig stars Iain Glen(Game of Thrones) as rig manager Magnus MacMillan who is responsible for the day to day running of the oil rig.
Canadian actress Emily Hampshire best known as the ditzy Stevie in the 2015 comedy Schitt’s Creek has been oddly cast as Rose Mason, oil scientist, company representative and a new face on the rig (and perhaps a spy)?