Fans of Netflix's 1899 may want to check out this new mystery series 1 month ago

Fans of Netflix's 1899 may want to check out this new mystery series

The upcoming show shares some similarities with the Netflix hit.

Those craving another addictive mystery thriller after binge-watching Netflix's hit show 1899 are in luck thanks to Amazon Prime Video's upcoming series The Rig.


The trailer for The Rig hit the web this week and like 1899, it is described as a supernatural thriller and also happens to take place in a maritime setting.

It follows the crew members of the North Sea stationed Kinlock Bravo oil rig as they are scheduled to return to the mainland.

However, a mysterious fog rolls in and cuts off their communication with the outside world.

"With their helicopter not coming and supplies limited, rig boss Magnus (Game of Thrones' Iain Glen) tries to guide his already fractured crew through the evolving crisis," the plot synopsis reads.


"But his increasingly desperate efforts to restore contact with the mainland are repeatedly shattered as tensions and paranoia rise, the rig’s systems fail, and a devastating accident brings them all face-to-face with the deadly dangers of one of the most extreme working environments on the planet."

Along with Glen, the series features Schitt's Creek's Emily Hampshire as a skeptical oil company representative onboard the rig, as well as Line of Duty cast members Martin Compston, Mark Bonnar, Rochenda Sandall and Owen Teale.

Comprising of six episodes, The Rig lands on Prime Video on 6 January.

You can check out its trailer below.


Clip via Amazon Prime Video

Earlier in the week, JOE covered the trailers for the filmed in Ireland Cocaine Bear and the Christmas horror The Mean One in separate articles.

We also discussed the behind-the-scenes footage released for the upcoming Michael Fassbender-starring thriller The Killer here.


Meanwhile, here are some of the other big teasers that were released in the past seven days in the world of film and TV.


Clip via Paramount Pictures UK

Starting with movies, Brad Pitt, Diego Calva and Margot Robbie star in this epic set in the decadent days of '20s Hollywood which arrives in Irish cinemas on 20 January 2023.



Clip via Elevation Pictures

Bae Doona (Sense8) and Song Kang-ho (Parasite) star in this acclaimed South Korean drama revolving around baby boxes, which allow infants to be dropped off anonymously to be cared for by others.

Broker is set for an Irish release on 3 February 2023.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

Clip via Marvel Entertainment

Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and co return to screens for a new MCU adventure on 5 May 2023.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Clip via Lucasfilm

Harrison Ford's final outing as the famous adventurer and archeologist, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny arrives in cinemas on 30 June.

One Fine Morning

Clip via Sony Pictures Classics

Léa Seydoux stars in this acclaimed French romantic drama as a young mother raising her daughter alone who begins a passionate affair with an old friend (Melvil Poupaud), despite him already being in a relationship.

One Fine Morning does not have an Irish release date as of yet.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

Chris Pratt stars again, this time voicing legendary video game character Mario in this animation coming to cinemas on 31 March 2023.

Clip via Paramount Pictures

This seventh installment in the live-action Transformers film series lands in cinemas on 9 June 2023.

When You Finish Saving the World

Clip via A24

Jesse Eisenberg makes his directorial debut with this comedy-drama starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard as mother and son with a contentious relationship.

It does not have an Irish release date yet.


Clip via Paramount+ UK & Ireland

Moving onto TV, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in this Western series that serves as both a prequel to hit show Yellowstone and a sequel to the show 1883.

It will premiere on Paramount+ in Ireland on 19 December.

Emily in Paris

Clip via Netflix

Lily Collins' Emily is back for more French adventures in this new season that will arrive on Netflix on 21 December.

Harry & Meghan

Clip via Netflix

Sticking with Netflix, this documentary series starring Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will premiere on Netflix "soon".


Clip via Apple TV

In this comedy series created by some of the team behind Ted Lasso, a therapist dealing with severe grief begins to breach ethical barriers by telling his patients what he completely thinks - resulting in massive changes to his and their lives.

Co-creator Jason Segel stars in the series alongside Harrison Ford again, with the show premiering on Apple TV+ on 27 January.