*Warning: This article contains spoilers for the first episode of Vigil.
Line of Duty’s Martin Compston has promised fans he gets a little bit more screen time in Amazon Prime Video’s The Rig after his character was killed off with minutes of BBC’s Vigil.
In The Rig, the actor is returning to the icy waters of Scotland, this time as an oil rig worker named Fulmer Hamilton.
Alongside Compston, Unforgotten and Quiz star Mark Bonnar, Kingsman actor Calvin Demba, Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen and Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire play the crew of the Kishorn Bravo oil rig.
They are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through.
Soon they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world.
Stuck in the stormy North Sea, they are hit by massive tremors which put their safety in danger.
And as the crew endeavour to discover what’s happening, a major accident forces them to ask questions about who they can really trust.
Sharing some promotional pictures of the show on Twitter, Compston wrote: ‘Can confirm I don’t die in first ten minutes,’ joking about how quickly his character in Vigil succumbed to the same fate.
‘After that, it’s every boiler suit for themselves,’ he added.
In scenes that completely took viewers by surprise in Monday’s first episode of the BBC One drama, the Line of Duty star’s character Craig Burke – a crew member on the submarine HMS Vigil – died after suffering a supposed drug overdose in the opening few minutes.
Viewers took to Twitter to voice their utter disbelief. ‘He can’t be dead already!’ one said.
‘Well that was a short role for Martin Compston,’ another quipped.
One viewer cried out in their tweet: ‘I swear to god, if you’ve killed off my man I will not be happy!!!’
His alleged heroin overdose then becomes the centre point of DCI Silva’s (Suranne Jones) hunt for the truth after heading down into the submarine herself to investigate.
Rounding out the cast of this six-part thriller are Emun Elliott, who recently appeared in the M. Night Shyamalan movie Old, Scottish actor Cameron Fulton, Stuart McQuarrie (Des, The Crown, Outlander), and Bridgerton’s Richard Pepple.
Cruella actor Abraham Popoola, Small Axe and Criminal star Rochenda Sandall, Line of Duty and A Discovery of Witches’ Owen Teale and Molly Vevers will also appear in this upcoming drama.
Creating and writing the show is newcomer David Macpherson, while John Strickland will sit in the director’s chair after previously working on Line of Duty and Bodyguard.
Filming wrapped last month in Edinburgh, Scotland and the show is set to release on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.
Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Originals for Prime Video, said: ‘The Rig is a brilliant story, expertly told, in the most dramatic of settings.
‘It asks searching questions about nature and the environment, about what it takes to survive and to be human, which feels very pertinent to the world we are living in now.
‘We’re delighted to add this to our growing roster of UK-made Amazon Original shows, all available to stream at no extra cost for Prime members around the world.’
The Rig crashes onto Amazon Prime Video later this year.
Credit: Original article published here.