From Anaid Productions:
The Rig is back. OLN’s 13-part series revealing the real-life drama behind Alberta’s oil industry hit its own form of black gold â€“ a following. As a result, OLN is committed to a second season and the search for a new rig crew is currently underway in Northern Alberta.
In addition, OLN is re-broadcasting the entire first season immediately on the heels of completing the series’ first airing. The Rig airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.
â€œThe Rig gives such a lively and realistic snapshot of life behind the oil and gas myth,â€ says Margaret Mardirossian, executive producer and President of AnaÃ¯d Productions. â€œWe’re excited about getting a chance to go more deeply into the amazing stories of this dynamic industry.â€
Season One of The Rig focused on the crew of Poncho Well Servicing Ltd. â€“ a drilling rig company based in central and northern Alberta. Throughout the series, viewers witness the day-to-day grind and the off-hours antics on Poncho’s rig #108 with all the physical and emotional trials and the shifting dynamics of the rig’s three crews.
Season Two, The Rig: Tar Camp (working title) focuses on one of the largest rig camps in the entire tar sands oil project: a place where hundreds of young men struggle to hit their private pay dirt in the back-breaking, dirty end of the booming northern Alberta oil industry; where a handful of brazen young women strive to hold the camp, and their sanity, together in the testosterone-filled bunk halls; and where a small crew of unsung heroes work modern miracles on the environmental aftermath when the rigs are gone. The Rig: Tar Camp is a place of unbelievable hard work – where boys become men and women do their best to remain un-tarred in the greatest blue-collar cash haul since the gold rush.