“Fauda,” an Israeli drama that critics have called “‘Homeland’ on steroids” and “the next ‘Wire,'” has returned for Season 2.
The highly-anticipated drama grabbed global attention for its depiction of both sides of the Palestine-Israeli conflict. And one of its creators, Lior Raz, is a former member of Israel’s Duvdevan Special Defense force.
The narrative — which features dialogue in Arabic and Hebrew — tells opposite sides of the same story, with high stakes and action-packed fight and chase scenes propelling the drama.
Season 2 heightens the divide between the two sides by introducing a perspective rarely seen on Israeli television: a positive representation of female characters.
“You don’t see that on Israeli TV,” Shira Efron, special adviser on Israel at the Rand Institute, told TheWrap. “The creators should be applauded for introducing these characters.”
“Fauda,” which means “chaos” in Arabic, was acquired by Netflix in 2016 and has since been praised by critics for its portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Check out a video preview of the show’s second season above.