Awake alum Jason Isaacs is the first actor to board USA Network’s upcoming six episode event series DIG, TVWise has learned.
Isaacs, arguably best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in Warner Bros. Harry Potter feature film series, has been cast as series lead Peter, an FBI agent who is at the center of the drama. Production on the event series is set to commence in Jerusalem and other international locations in the coming months, with USA Network eyeing a late 2014 premiere.
Created by Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, DIG tells the story of Peter (Isaacs), an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a woman archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making that threatens to change the course of history. The series is being produced by Universal Cable Productions, Keshet Media and BermanBraun with Tim Kring, Gideon Raff, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir serving as executive producers.