Amazon Prime Video’s latest horror series ‘The Rig’ puts a team of oil rig workers into an extremely scary and dangerous situation, set and filmed entirely in Scotland. In fact, this is the first series to ever be filmed entirely in Scotland, hopefully meaning more will come out of the country for the future of streaming.
Despite the show being set on an oil rig, the cast of the show never actually flew out to one, instead they filmed a studio version in Edinburgh during the filming of the show. However, that never stopped the show from dropping many references and easter eggs to the oil rig and fishing industry of the Scottish culture.
Fraserburgh & Peterhead References
When watching the premiere of the series, eagle-eyed fans who are familiar with the two Scottish towns Fraserburgh and Peterhead will spot the reference displayed on a map via a computer monitor inside the oil rig.
Fraserburgh and Peterhead are famously known in Scotland to be major fishing ports located near Aberdeen, Fraserburgh also owns the title of the biggest shellfishing port in Europe.
The two towns aren’t mentioned directly but are highlighted on a map while the characters frantically try to figure out how to get their workers off of the endangered oil rig. Despite the brief moment they are seen on screen, many who are familiar with this map and these towns will surely not miss it if when watching.
‘The Rig’ is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.