SDCC ’14: USA’s DIG Takes Us Across The Globe
One of my favorite things about Comic-Con is the unexpected finds. While waiting for the Key & Peele panel, I caught the panel for the upcoming USA show Dig. Starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche, an American archeologist’s murder in Jersuleum uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making.
We caught the teaser which was filled with intrigue, suspense and some amazing ancient locations. While the show is still shrouded in mystery, it’s interesting to note that the story is based on truth (or maybe rather, real legends?). Jason Isaacs popped in via Skype to talk about the amazing locations, and note that he’ll be tweeting out the trailer, which you can watch right now:
In addition, we saw 6 minutes of preview footage – mostly finished but out of order. The most intriguing for me is when they dig in to the mysterious breastplate that’s just been unearthed. Turns out, this is what high priests used to use to communicate with God. “In the right hands, imagine the possibilities.” – but in the wrong hands who knows what the disastrous effects could be.
One of the best questions from the Q&A section dug in to what they’re planning to do now with all of the unrest in Isreal and Gaza. They apparently got everything they needed while there, at least for now, and are scouting out new international locations and Albuquerque.
Overall, the show looks pretty intriguing. It’ll be interesting to see how the creative minds behid Heroes and Homeland come together to create a religious/historical conspiracy show.
While the show is premiering this fall, they’re doing a fun scavenger hunt at the con through snapchat and also having a 12-part series on WhatPad, written by the show’s writers so those super interested in the conspiracy can get a jump on it before the series starts.