Network sets March 5 Premiere Date for Universal Cable Productions Action Thriller from Powerhouse Auspices Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – USA Network has ordered four additional episodes of the highly anticipated event series DIG, bringing the series to a total of 10 episodes. Additionally, the network announced that the thriller will premiere on Thursday, March 5. DIG is executive produced by powerhouse auspices Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”), and comes from Universal Cable Productions. The pilot was shot in Israel, and subsequent episodes are being shot in Croatia and New Mexico.
“We knew when we saw the exceptional pilot and immersed ourselves into the incredible world of intrigue that Tim and Gideon have created with DIG that we wanted more,” said McCumber. “With its multi-layered story, international locations, cinematic production and immensely talented cast – DIG promises to be a must-watch event series.”
“DIG is not only a major event series, it’s also a major event for our studio. Tim and Giddy, Gail and Avi have been spectacular partners who are creating a great show under extraordinary circumstances,” said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “And it’s always a pleasure to work with the wonderful team at USA.”
An action thriller, DIG tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue. FBI agent Peter Connelly (Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs, “Awake”) has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Emmy Award-winner Anne Heche, “Save Me”). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land’s darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in-the -making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.
The series also stars David Costabile (“Breaking Bad”), Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Richard E. Grant (“Downton Abbey”), Golden Globe Award-winner Regina Taylor (“The Unit”), Emmy Award nominee Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Alison Sudol (A Fine Frenzy), Tony Award nominee Omar Metwally (“Non-Stop”) and Ori Pfeffer (“World War Z”).
Created and executive produced by Kring and Raff, DIG is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and was developed by Keshet, in association with Gail Berman (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) of The Jackal Group and Gene Stein (“Deception”). Keshet’s Avi Nir (“Homeland”), Alon Shtruzman and Karni Ziv also serve as executive producers. The event series will premiere on USA Network.
About USA Network
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in more than 102 million U.S. homes. USA offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP’s content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, “Monk,” and cult favorites “Psych,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “Warehouse 13.” UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks, including: “Covert Affairs,” “Dig” (March 2015), “Playing House,” “Royal Pains,” “Satisfaction” and “Suits” on USA Network; “Ascension” (Nov. 2014), “Defiance,” “Dominion,” and “12 Monkeys” (Jan. 2015) on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” (Dec. 2014) on Bravo; “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and “Side Effects” on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
Established in 1993, Keshet is the leading Israeli media company specializing in reaching coveted audiences through existing and emerging media platforms with top rated programs and innovative, groundbreaking content. Keshet’s TV shows have been widely embraced by international markets. Showtime’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning spy drama “Homeland” is an adaptation of Keshet’s hit Israeli drama “Prisoners of War,” and the original program has also been sold to more than 20 territories. The company has a slate of shows ordered to series in the US, including spy thriller “Allegiance”; family comedy “Your Family or Mine”; hidden-camera ambush show “Deal With It” which received an extended second season order; and the trailblazing interactive, live talent competition “Rising Star,” which has also been sold to more than 25 territories worldwide.
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