May 30, 2014 11:14am PT by Philiana Ng
USA's 'Dig' Books Richard E. Grant (Exclusive)
USA's Dig has added a shady archaeologist to the mix.
Dig centers on Peter Connelly (Isaacs), an FBI agent currently stationed in Jerusalem, who, while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making. Alison Sudol, David Costabile, Omar Metwally, Regina Taylor and Lauren Ambrose round out the cast for the drama-thriller from co-creators Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland).
Grant has been cast as Ian Margrove, the Cambridge archaeologist heading up the dig Emma (Sudol) is working on in Jerusalem. Following a murder, Peter begins to suspect that Margrove may be more involved in the mystery surrounding the death than he's letting on.
Grant is repped by Artists Rights Group in the U.K. Recently, he recurred on Girls and guest-starred on Downton Abbey. Over on the film side, Grant co-starred in Dom Hemingway and was in Penelope, Dracula and Corpse Bride.