SBS, Stan to screen Israeli series DIG.

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SBS and Stan have partnered for the Australian broadcast and SVOD rights to Israeli murder mystery series DIG starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche.

The series, created and executive produced by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland), launches this week in the US.

It tells the story of a murder mystery set against the backdrop of modern day Jerusalem, a city shrouded in ancient intrigue.

DIG will available first on Stan from 6 March, fast-tracked from the US, with new episodes available every Friday. The free to air broadcast will launch on SBS ONE in May with catch-up also offered via SBS On Demand.

The ten-part series follows FBI agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) who has had his fair share of heartbreak. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss, and occasional lover, Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche). When he sets out to solve the murder of a young American, Peter soon finds himself embroiled in an international mystery that delves into the Holy Land’s darkest secrets. What he discovers is a conspiracy thousands of years in-the-making that threatens to change the course of history. While Peter races to figure out what it all means, he quickly finds that he may not be the only one searching for answers.

The series also stars Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Richard E. Grant, Regina Taylor, Lauren Ambrose, Omar Metwally and Ori Pfeffer.

Marshall Heald, SBS Director of TV and Online Content, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Stan with this fantastic drama series we’ve acquired from Keshet International. The partnership allows SBS to acquire premium content at the best value to audiences. Viewers can access the series across a range of platforms so they can watch it in a way that suits them. It is part of SBS’s commitment to bringing great stories to all Australians in an ever expanding world of content delivery.”

Nick Forward, Stan’s Director of Content and Product said: “We are thrilled to extend our existing partnership with SBS – which already sees an extensive library of their popular TV series and World Movies included in our lineup – to bring this complex and exciting series to Australian viewers first on Stan.”

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