By LYNN BARKER
Front Row Features
Albuquerque, N.M.—On Thursday, March 5, USA cable network is scheduled to premiere its event series “Dig,” a conspiracy theory/murder mystery, end-of-days thriller with intrigue, action and modern romance set in Jerusalem, Norway and New Mexico. The series airs at 10 p.m./9 p.m.C.
British actor Jason Isaacs, best known for portraying the evil, blonde-locked Lucius Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” film series, stars in “Dig” as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent/legal attaché stationed in Jerusalem. It’s his job to find out who killed a young American archeologist. Connelly is a very damaged man still trying to get past a horrible family tragedy and it doesn’t help that he’s forced to work with a cocky local police detective (played by Israeli actor Ori Pfeffer).
On location here, the 51-year-old actor revealed that although “Dig” is quite a serious, dramatic project, the mood on sets all over the world was really light, in a large part due to the actor playing his boom box and getting everyone up and dancing to Abba and Marvin Gaye while director/writer/producer Gideon “Giddy” Raff (TV’s “Homeland”) launched karaoke competitions.