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Jason Isaacs to Star in USA Thriller ‘Dig’

Isaacs will play an FBI agent who uncovers a conspiracy while investigating the death of an archaeologist

“Awake” alum Jason Isaacs has been tapped to star in USA Network’s upcoming event series “Dig,” from Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”).

The six-part action-adventure drama, will shoot in Jerusalem and other international locations, and is slated for a late 2014 premiere.

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Isaacs, best known as Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” film series, will play Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

The series, from Universal Cable Productions, was developed by Keshet in association with BermanBraun.