EMMY AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION AND FILM STAR ANNE HECHE JOINS USA NETWORK'S INTERNATIONAL THRILLER "DIG"
UNIVERSAL CITY - March 14, 2014 - Emmy Award-winning television and film actress Anne Heche ("Save Me") has been tapped as a series regular on USA Network's six episode event series DIG, an action adventure drama from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring ("Heroes") and Gideon Raff ("Homeland"). She joins previously announced star Jason Isaacs ("Awake"). DIG, from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and developed by Keshet, in association with executive producers Gail Berman and Gene Stein of Tecumseh Productions, will shoot in Jerusalem as well as other international locations. The event series will premiere on USA Network in late 2014.
Heche will play Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office and Peter's (Isaacs) boss. She is also his only friend and occasional lover. Despite her sense of humor and soft side, Lynn is tough and isn't afraid to take her team-including Peter-to task when they slip up.
Heche most recently starred in the series "Save Me" as well as the film "Arthur Newman" opposite Colin Firth and Emily Blunt. Additional film credits include starring roles in "Wag the Dog" as well as "Donnie Brasco," "Cedar Rapids," "Birth," "Walking and Talking" and "Six Days, Seven Nights." Among her television credits are "That's What She Said," a starring role on "Hung," as well as roles on "Silent Witness," "Men in Trees" and "Gracie's Choice." Heche created the television movie "Bad Judge" and will produce the project alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jill Messick, which is currently in production. In 1989 Heche won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series and in 2004 she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in "The Dead Will Tell." She made her Broadway debut in 2002 in the critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning play "Proof." Heche is repped by UTA and Untitled.
DIG centers around FBI detective Peter Connelly (Isaacs) who is currently working in Jerusalem. While there, Connelly finds himself embroiled in a race to track down a religious artifact that could trigger an event that would change the course of history. During the search he becomes the suspect in a sensational murder.
About USA Network:
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces "Covert Affairs," "Psych," "Playing House," "Royal Pains" and "Suits" for USA; "Defiance," and "Warehouse 13" for Syfy and "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Established in 1993, Keshet is the leading Israeli media company specializing in reaching coveted audiences through existing and emerging media platforms with top rated programs and innovative, groundbreaking content. Keshet's TV shows have been widely embraced by international markets. Most notably, Showtime's Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning spy drama "Homeland" is an adaptation of Keshet's hit Israeli drama "Prisoners of War." The original program has also been sold to more than 20 territories. Formats such as "Dear Neighbors, Help Our Daughter Find Love" and "The Vault" have been sold to 14 and 18 territories, respectively, and "Deal With It," a hidden-camera ambush show, has been sold to 14 territories with the US version receiving a second season order.