August 07, 2014 10:17am PT by Aaron Couch, Philiana Ng
USA's 'Dig' to Relocate to Croatia Amid Gaza Strip Conflict
USA Network's Dig will be relocating to Croatia, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Though a timetable hasn't been finalized, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network is eyeing a Sept. 1 start date in Croatia and plans to film in the country for approximately 13 days. The hourlong drama, which was forced to move production from Israel after weeks of rocket attacks put it on a prolonged hiatus, will then move to Albuquerque, N.M.
The six-episode event series from Tim Kring and Gideon Raff already shot its Jerusalem-centered pilot in the city.
Raff, a native of Israel, has said shooting Jerusalem was "a key element in our show."
"We wanted to and chose to shoot in Jerusalem because of all the history there," Raff said during the show's July 14 summer Television Critics Association panel promoting Dig.
Dig stars Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche and is slated to premiere in October.