Jerusalem-based series Dig canceled

The TV drama series “Dig,” which was filmed in Jerusalem, reportedly has been canceled after one season. USA Network decided to stop the series after soft ratings, reported. The network had planned to base each new season around a new mystery while retaining some of the original characters, the website reported.

The first season, staring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche and produced by Gideon Raff, centered on an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who uncovered a conspiracy while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist.

The series raised the hackles of pro-Palestinian groups when it was announced that it would be filmed in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, which has been a flashpoint in Israeli-Palestinian relations. — jta


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