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Apocalypse and Patriarchy in USA Network's Archaeological Thriller 'Dig'

5 March 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Dig" premieres on USA tonight at 10 Pm, and I'll preface my thoughts on its first episode by saying A) only one was made available to me, and I know it takes a few for a show to find its footing, and B) it's been a long winter, and I'm not in a "giving the benefit of the doubt" mood. Those caveats given, I have a few bones to pick with this vaguely supernatural and religious thriller based in Jerusalem. And it's not because of any of those aspects; I was raised on "Raiders of the Lost Ark," so the fact that they actually used the phrase "they're digging in the wrong place" within the show’s first half-hour warmed my heart immensely. But that was then (1981, to be exact), and this is now, and what rankled me was the portrayal of women in "Dig," which comes from the executive producers of "Homeland" and "Heroes. »

- Sara Stewart

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TV Review: ‘Dig’

4 March 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writer-producer Tim Kring likes telling a certain kind of story, incorporating far-flung locales, disparate characters and a vaguely supernatural element, with the connections only becoming apparent over time (and sometimes, not completely even then). That approach produced “Heroes,” an NBC hit for a while; “Touch,” a short-lived Fox series; and now “Dig,” on which the producer teams with “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff, embarking on a global conspiracy whose biblical-inspired implications yet remain fuzzy after three episodes. Some will no doubt lose themselves in the mystery and casting, which includes Jason Isaacs; others, feeling twice burned, might decide to break ground elsewhere.

Dig” opens with Orthodox Jews in Norway inspecting a red calf. “The prophecy has begun,” one says, dispatching a wide-eyed young man (Guy Selenik) on a mission of great importance but unclear intent.

From there, it’s off to Israel, where American FBI agent Peter Connelly (Isaacs, adopting a »

- Brian Lowry

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USA Network Digs Deep to Launch ‘Dig’

26 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network brought ancient intrigue to the Bowery on Wednesday night with its premiere party for “Dig,” the high-octane conspiracy thriller set against the backdrop of an archaeological dig in Jerusalem.

The launch of “Dig” is a priority for USA Network as it seeks to expand the cabler’s brand of original series to include Svod-friendly serials and shows that generate online passion.

The scope of “Dig,” shepherded for Keshet and Universal Cable Prods. by producers Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, is a departure from USA’s past efforts, and the money spent was clearly on the screen in the 90-minute opener that unspooled for the crowd who gathered at Capitale for the premiere and Q&A moderated by Meredith Vieira. “Dig” begins its 10-episode run on March 5.

“It’s been quite the epic journey,” USA president Chris McCumber said in intro’ing the episode. He noted that lensing took place in Israel, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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New Dig Promo Shows Off Adventure And Conspiracy

18 February 2015 12:55 PM, PST | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Dig is the new show coming to USA, and it looks like it might just take over television.

With Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche leading things, and an investigation that apparently takes us to multiple sites around the globe, this looks like one that will definitely have people talking.

Take a look at a new promo for the show, as well as a set of Making Of videos the show has released, and get ready for this one, which hits on March 5th.

Dig – New Promo Spot

Dig Making Of Set USA's Dig The Making of Dig - Part 1 - Cast & Producers06:59 The Making of Dig - Part 2 - Conspiracy Theories06:15 The Making of Dig - Part 3 - On Location04:33 The Making of Dig - Part 4 - A Look Ahead03:42


The action thriller “Dig” tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, »

- Marc Eastman

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USA Network’s ‘Dig’ Debuts Intense Super Bowl Spot (Video)

30 January 2015 2:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The mystery behind USA Network’s upcoming drama “Dig” keeps getting deeper and more intense.

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, the network released its 15-second spot for the series with a screaming child and a group of religious figures huddled in a dark tunnel.

“You have seen things you are not supposed to see,” a weary voice warns in the video.

Also read: USA Sets Premiere Date for Event Series ‘Dig’ From ‘Homeland,’ ‘Heroes’ Producers

The teaser cuts quickly to star Jason Isaacs making his way through a dark corridor and an overview of a crowded street in Jerusalem.

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- Alicia Banks

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‘Dig': Tim Kring Says USA’s ‘Murder-Mystery Thriller’ Will Challenge Your Beliefs

16 January 2015 11:02 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s “Dig,” a Jerusalem-set event series starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, will premiere on March 5, and Variety has an exclusive first look behind-the-scenes of the mystery thriller, which hails from “Heroes” co-creator Tim Kring and “Homeland” executive producer Gideon Raff.

Dig” follows Isaacs’ character, FBI agent Peter Connelly, who begins investigating the murder of a young American after being stationed in Jerusalem. He soon realizes that he has uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that, in Kring’s words, “has huge implications for the end of days.”

Kring teases, “because it’s a thriller it gives it that paranoid feel… just when you think it’s going down a certain road, something happens, something is revealed that changes the whole course of what you thought you believed in.”

The pilot was filmed in Jerusalem before the conflict between Israel and Gaza forced production to relocate to Croatia and New Mexico. »

- Laura Prudom

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USA Sets Premiere Date for Event Series ‘Dig’ From ‘Homeland,’ ‘Heroes’ Producers

15 January 2015 11:05 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

USA Network’s ambitious new six-episode event drama series “Dig” will premiere on Mar. 15.

From Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”), “Dig” stars “Harry Potter” and “Awake” star Jason Isaacs as Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making.

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Isaacs stars on the thriller alongside Anne Heche, Lauren Ambrose, David Costabile, Richard E. Grant, Omar Metwally, Ori Pfeffer and Alison Sudol.

Previously set to debut in the fall, »

- Jethro Nededog

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