Jason Isaacs stars in the new series Dig as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent whose investigation of an American’s murder inadvertently leads him to the uncovering of a global conspiracy. The show features the high wattage creative team of Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Tim Kring (Heroes), and the versatile actor was eager to jump on board.
“It’s a dramatic and fantastical adventure ride,” says Isaacs of the project, which co-stars Anne Heche and Lauren Ambrose. “But all the elements that they’ve dramatized were ripped from the headlines . . and I was stunned to find out how much of real life they were using in making this extraordinary story.”
While promoting Dig, Isaacs elaborated on how, as an actor, he’s always loved staying in the moment and storytelling. He also reflects (with affection) on acting in Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre. Check out the video below, which also features Heche:
Dig premieres Thursday, March 5 on USA Network (9 pm et/pt).