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

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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.