‘Rig 45’ is next MTG Studios original series

November 28 2017

The suspense thriller ‘Rig 45’ is the next original series from MTG Studios. ‘Rig 45’ features a star cast of Nordic and international talents, and premieres exclusively on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay in summer 2018.

  • Catherine Walker (‘Versailles’; ‘Critical’) and Gary Lewis (‘Outlander’; ‘Gangs of New York’) lead ensemble cast
  • ‘Rig 45’ is directed by Per Hanefjord (TV3’s ‘Black Widows’)

Rig 45

Two days before Christmas, Andrea (Catherine Walker: ‘Versailles’; ‘Critical’) is sent by Benthos Oil to investigate a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, Andrea starts to suspect something is very wrong – and when a hurricane slams into Rig 45, cutting off all communications with the outside world, the crew find themselves battling both the elements and a shockingly devious killer.

‘Rig 45’ co-stars Gary Lewis (‘Outlander’; ‘Gangs of New York’), Lisa Henni (‘Easy Money’; ‘Fallet’) and Søren Malling (‘A Hijacking’; ‘A Royal Affair’). The series is directed by Per Hanefjord (TV3’s ‘Black Widows’). Production is by Mopar Media Group AB and ITV International Distribution will distribute globally.

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG EVP and Head of Programming and Content Development: “Trapped on a creaking oil rig in a storm with a seemingly unstoppable murderer – ‘Rig 45’ combines high waves with even higher tension. Incredible set design, great writing and an amazing ensemble cast will push your nerves to the very edge. When it comes to unbearable suspense, this rig just struck the big one.”

MTG has over 50 original scripted projects in the pipeline. ‘ALEX’; ‘Occupied’; ‘Hassel’; ‘Peppy Pals’; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’; and season one of ‘Swedish Dicks’ have already premiered. Recently commissioned originals include ‘Hidden’; ‘Wisting’; ‘Pro’s and Con’s’; ‘Straight Forward’; ‘Conspiracy of Silence’; ‘Embassy Down’; ‘The Lawyer’; season two of ‘Swedish Dicks’; and MTG’s first Icelandic original ‘Stella Blómkvist’.

MTG’s originals have also been picked up internationally with ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ to premiere on premium US streaming service Hulu in December 2017; season one of ‘Swedish Dicks’ airing on Pop TV in the US; ‘Black Lake’ picked up by BBC Four and AMC Networks-backed Shudder; and ‘Superswede’ acquired for global distribution by IM Global Television.

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