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Jason Isaacs Comes Home To Play The Lead Role In Dig

Isaacs  will star in the six episode event series a film to be filmed in Jerusalem for  USA’s  Network channel.

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UK born actor Jason Isaacs, fresh from  for his recent roles in the TV series  “Awake” and  “Brotherhood” has been signed up for the lead role in USA Network’s forthcoming series titled “Dig“, which will be shot mostly in and around Jerusalem, with some scenes being shot in a variety of international locations.

Isaacs will be no stranger to the city, as his parents have lived in Israel for a number of years.

The show will be produced for the USA Network  by the Israel based Keshet Media Group on behalf of  NBS’s Universal Cable Productions with  cooperation coming from the city of Jerusalem.

Described as an action, adventure drama, “Dig” tells the story an FBI agent,  played by Jeremy Isaacs, who is  stationed in Jerusalem. While investigating a murder of a female archeologist in the city, the agent  uncovers a conspiracy going back  more than 2000 years that is about to be revealed, which stands to change the course of history.

The story line of Dig comes from writers with a very strong pedigree, Tim Kring, who was  the brain behind “Heroes” and Gideon Raff, who created both  the Israeli and English language version of “Homeland”.

Announcing the production of “ Dig” Jeff Wachtel, studio head of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment expressed his satisfaction at having signed up Kring and Raff to pen the series.  “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.” Wachtel concluded,

“Dig” is scheduled for release in the  USA Network towards the end of this year.


Jason Isaacs was born in the city of Liverpool, England, but was brought up in London.

After completing his studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 1988, Isaacs began to pick up regular acting roles on British Television, appearing in such series as Capital City, Civvies, Taggart, Inspector Morse and Dangerous Lady.

In 1997, Jason appeared in his first Hollywood movie, the little known  Event Horizon, although the following year he received considerably more coverage as an underachieving scientist in the  space blockbuster Armageddon, alongside Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton, going on to appear in The Patriot in 200.

Two years later Isaacs was signed up to play the part of  Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, appearing in the follow ups, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows parts I and II.

Jason has shown his versatility by appearing in a broad spectrum of  movies, including Black Hawk Down, Green Zone, Friends with Money, Peter Pan and  End of the Affair, as well as television appearances “The West Wing, ” “Entourage” and “Brotherhood.”



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