Wednesday, November 13, 2013

USA Gives 6-Episode Order to 'Dig' from Tim Kring & Gideon Raff

Today, USA has announced a six-episode event series commitment to Dig, an action-adventure drama from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes, Touch) and Gideon Raff (Homeland). The series was developed by Universal Cable Productions, Keshet and BermanBraun.

Dig tells the story of Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a woman archeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making that threatens to change the course of history.

Dig will premiere on USA in late 2014. Avi Nir, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein will also serve as executive producers. The series will film on location in Jerusalem.

"As we enter this new chapter for our studio and our portfolio, we've been looking for a project that makes a statement," said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer at Universal Cable Productions. "This team of storytellers has put together a smart, sophisticated and compelling show that will hit the market with a big bang and a lasting impression."

"We cannot think of a more outstanding group of partners with whom to collaborate on such a captivating and original project as Dig," blurbs Nir. "With the talents Gideon and a showrunner as prolific and prominent as Tim at the helm, the show is in the hands of those who are able to capture human nature and drama at its rawest moments. Dig is a very special kind of Keshet project, and we appreciate Jeff and his team's passion as we look to develop the best incarnation of the show. Plus, we greatly appreciate Mayor Nir Barkat for opening the gates of his city to us to set the scene for authenticity and a thrilling backdrop."

"When we combine Hollywood's creative potential with Jerusalem's historic backdrop, it will result in the ability to connect hundreds of millions of viewers around the world to this unique and beautiful city. There is an undeniable inspiration and creative energy in Jerusalem, which is why it has become a center for international film productions. When Hollywood and the Holy City meet, the sky is the limit," added Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem.