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Israeli creator of 'Homeland' moves new production from Jerusalem amid conflict

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The upcoming USA series, "Dig," stars Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche.
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The upcoming USA series, "Dig," stars Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche.

This fall, the USA network will premiere a new original series called Dig - set in Jerusalem. The show was created by 'Homeland' creator Gideon Raff.

This fall, the USA network will premiere a new original series called "Dig." The show revolves around an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem played by Jason Isaacs. While investigating a murder, he uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

"Dig" is the first ever large-scale production to be filmed in Jerusalem, but recently they had to stop production due to the current conflict between Israel and Gaza.

Last Friday we talked to the show's creator, Gideon Raff, also the creator of the hit "Homeland," which returns for its fourth season this fall on Showtime.

Raff said having been born and raised in Jerusalem, he was excited to bring his city to American audiences in a new light. He was able to complete the pilot over three months of shooting before the conflict heated up and he had to call off production there.

Raff is now scouting other international locations to find a stand-in for the Holy City.

For more on this, you can listen to the segment in the upper lefthand corner.

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