“Parkland” director/writer Peter Landesman will write the U.S. adaptation of “False Flag”
The people who helped to bring the world “Homeland” are once again bringing a tale of espionage to the United States.
“Homeland” executive producer Keshet International is teaming with Fox International Channels to adapt Keshet’s Israeli drama series “Shkufim” (“False Flag”), which is inspired by the assassination of a Palestinian radical in 2010.
“Parkland” writer/director Peter Landesman (pictured) is adapting the project for American audiences. In it, eight apparently ordinary American citizens wake up to find their faces and private lives broadcast across the internet and television news around the world as suspects in a brazen and dangerous international crime. What seems at first like a horrible case of mistaken identity quickly becomes a breakneck, psycho-espionage thriller.
“The pedigree and passion of FIC and Keshet make them the perfect creative partners,” Landesman, whose adaptation of “False Flag” will mark his television debut, said. “The espionage thriller is a genre we all know, love and are excited to take to a level we hope audiences will not have experienced before.”
Landesman is co-writing the pilot for the adaptation with Amit Cohen-Raab, who co-created and wrote the Israeli series.
In addition to “Homeland” — which is based on the Keshet series “Prisoners of War” — Keshet is developing a number of potential series, including the drama “Tyrant,” from “Homeland” executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, along with Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under”).