Scoop: Jason Isaacs to Headline USA Network's Tim Kring-Penned Event Series Dig

Jason isaacs digWe Dig this casting.

Jason Isaacs (Awake) has been tapped to play the lead role in USA Network’s six-episode event series from Heroes‘ Tim Kring and Homeland‘s Gideon Raff, TVLine has learned.

Isaacs — who recently signed on to star in NBC’s miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby — will play Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

Dig, which will shoot primarily in Jerusalem, will premiere on USA in late 2014.

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  1. D'Arcy says:

    Isaacs is great.

    I hope Kring can fix his track record.

    • Delia says:

      Since it’s an “event series” I think it has a chance. It’s when Kring’s shows go longer than a season that they start going off the rails.

  2. Lena120 says:

    Thank God Jason Isaacs will be back on my screen in a regular capacity. Great actor and I really liked Awake. Hope this show does well.

  3. uh huh says:

    Excellent. The more Jason Isaacs on my teevee, the better.

  4. Janey says:

    Hello to Jason Isaacs.

  5. “If I cannot rule the world of man… THEN NO ONE WILL!”

  6. GeoDiva says:

    I’ll be watching!

  7. zaza says:

    I like historical mysteries and I love Jason Isaacs, so I’m excited to watch!

  8. tvdiva says:

    I love everything he does – especially Awake. That was an awesome idea for a series. Too bad it was cancelled. Glad to see him back on TV.

  9. Oh, great. Another great actor gets wasted on Tim Kring material.

  10. meatwad says:

    i like Isaacs so i’ll at least check out the first ep

  11. Joey says:

    Glad Jason is getting more roles on tv. He’s a great actor.

  12. Jerry says:

    Tim Kring somehow can get a really good pilot, like in Heroes or Awake. Awake has one of the best pilots I’ve seen, but I got bored the 2nd episode, and got even more bored during the 3rd episode, and gave up.

  13. Daya says:

    The only thing better than Jason Isaacs is knowing that I’ll have satellite in time to see this. :D

  14. Warren says:

    Ugh, Tim Kring. One season wonder maker, becomes bored and loses grip afterwards. I liked Touch and Heroes but ugh…

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