USA Network’s “Dig,” a Jerusalem-set event series starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, will premiere on March 5, and Variety has an exclusive first look behind-the-scenes of the mystery thriller, which hails from “Heroes” co-creator Tim Kring and “Homeland” executive producer Gideon Raff.
“Dig” follows Isaacs’ character, FBI agent Peter Connelly, who begins investigating the murder of a young American after being stationed in Jerusalem. He soon realizes that he has uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that, in Kring’s words, “has huge implications for the end of days.”
Kring teases, “because it’s a thriller it gives it that paranoid feel… just when you think it’s going down a certain road, something happens, something is revealed that changes the whole course of what you thought you believed in.”
The pilot was filmed in Jerusalem before the conflict between Israel and Gaza forced production to relocate to Croatia and New Mexico.
The series also stars Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Richard E. Grant, Regina Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Omar Metwally and Ori Pfeffer. It hails from Universal Cable Productions and was developed by Keshet, in association with Gail Berman of The Jackal Group and Gene Stein. Keshet’s Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman and Karni Ziv also serve as executive producers.
“Dig” premieres March 5 at 10 p.m. on USA Network.