Anne Heche Joins USA Event Series Dig

Anne Heche has nabbed the female lead in Dig, USA Network’s six-episode event series from Heroes‘ Tim Kring and Homeland‘s Gideon Raff.

Dig centers on Jerusalem-based FBI detective Peter Connelly (Awake‘s Jason Isaacs) who finds himself embroiled in a race to track down a religious artifact that could trigger an event that would change the course of history.  During the search he becomes the suspect in a sensational murder.

Heche, who is coming off of an arc on NBC’s ill-fated Michael J. Fox Show, will play Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office and Peter’s boss. She is also his only friend and occasional lover.  Despite her sense of humor and soft side, Lynn is tough and isn’t afraid to take her team—including Peter — to task when they slip up.

Dig is slated to premiere later this year.

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