'Schitt's Creek' Star Emily Hampshire Has Signed on for Amazon's Scottish Thriller 'The Rig'
Published Mar 17, 2021The runaway success of Schitt's Creek continues to mean big casting moves for its stars. Annie Murphy has her own upcoming show Kevin Can F**k Himself along with a role in Russian Doll Season 2, and now Emily Hampshire has signed on for a highly buzzworthy Amazon thriller.
According to Deadline, The Rig is being directed by John Strickland (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), and it's a six-part thriller set during a disaster on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland. Production begins in Edinburgh later this month.
The show will see Hampshire play Rose Mason, a new hire on the rig. She'll be joined by Game of Thrones star Iain Glen.
Hampshire is also currently hard at work on a remake of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, which will see her take on the titular role.