By James Hibberd
Updated February 14, 2014 at 06:50 PM EST
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Harry Potter franchise star Jason Isaacs is returning to TV, having landed the starring role in USA Network’s action-adventure miniseries Dig.

The project is from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland). Isaacs will play an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archeologist, “uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.”

The Dig description has shades of the Indiana Jones films, National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code; we’re told the script comes closest to Da Vinci. Dig is a six-episode event series that will film in Jerusalem and premiere later this year.

In addition to playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, the London actor was in NBC’s short-lived series Awake. He’s also shooting NBC’s upcoming miniseries remake of Rosemary’s Baby.

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