American media company
Universal Cable Productions is bringing together Israeli director Gideon Raff
and American screenwriter Tim Kring to create new drama, DIG. The series
revolves around a Jerusalem-based FBI agent who discovers an ancient conspiracy
during a murder investigation.
Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, thought of
the idea of a thriller taking place in Jerusalem and went to Raff, Emmy
award-winning creator of Homeland and its Israeli original series, Prisoners of
Kring, who created NBC’s Heroes, was chosen by Barkat and Raff to
write the script. The two will also be executive producers along with Gene
Stein, Gail Berman, and Lloyd Braun of independent media company BermanBraun,
and Avi Nir, CEO of Keshet Media Group. Both Keshet Media Group and BermanBraun
will be going into production of the series in the near future.
currently on a six-episode deal and in the very early stages of development;
however it has been announced that the show will be filmed in Jerusalem with the
full support of Barkat.
This six-episode deal will be the first project
commitment of NBC Universal’s president, Jeff Wachtel.
While no cast
members have yet been chosen, the series is expected to air on NBC sometime in