“I think DIG presents a chance for viewers to have a real thrill ride. Any viewer that likes murder mysteries, exotic locations and likes to participate in solving a big puzzle will gravitate to DIG. The show is going to be fast-paced, it’s going to be sexy and it’s going to be a thrill,” said writer/producer Tim Kring, co-creator and executive producer of the event series DIG.
76 million “Heroes” fans around the world know his name and tuned in weekly across broadcast TV, cable, online and mobile to follow plotlines about ordinary people who discovered they possessed extraordinary abilities. Kring’s “Heroes Evolution” set the bar high for multiplatform storytelling when it won the Primetime Emmy for Interactive Television in 2008. “Heroes Reborn” was recently announced as a 13-episode miniseries slated to premiere in 2015.
March 2012 saw the premiere of Kring’s series “Touch,” starring Kiefer Sutherland, which aired for two critically-acclaimed seasons. “Daybreak,” an interactive, multi-platform series executive produced by Kring and presented by AT&T in association with BBDO, saw its online premiere in May 2012. Kring’s other television credits include executive producer of “Crossing Jordan,” co-executive producer of “Providence” and producer of “Chicago Hope.”
In April 2010, Kring received the Pioneer Prize at the International Digital Emmy Awards in Cannes in recognition of his industry-leading creativity in multi-screen storytelling.
During the summer of 2010, Kring teamed with Nokia to launch the “Conspiracy for Good,” a global movement that allows the audience to become part of the story to create positive real world change. The pilot engaged an audience online, through Alternative Reality Gaming elements, Nokia mobile apps and on the streets of London while incorporating charitable and social benefits with Room to Read and the Pearson Foundation. Through this unique blend of entertainment and philanthropy, “Conspiracy for Good” delivered funding to build five school libraries in Zambia, more than 10,000 books to stock the library shelves and created 50 new scholarships for deserving schoolgirls. It was nominated for an International Digital Emmy Award in April of 2011 in Cannes.