HBO and Keshet International will co-produce a new drama series set in Israel from “In Treatment” and “The Affair” producer Hagai Levi, the network announced Wednesday.
The untitled drama will be based on real events, dramatizing the tragic torrent of violence that followed the disappearance of, and intensive search for, three Israeli teens during the summer of 2014. The show follows an idealistic investigator for the Shin Bet (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) as he deals with the ramifications of violent reactions on both sides of the escalating conflict.
A new command position thrusts him into a confrontation that undermines his faith and worldview, leading to a dramatic conflict between his values and the actions of those closest to him.
HBO has ordered 10 episodes of the series, created by Levi and Noah Stollman, and primarily directed by Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar.
“We’re excited to work with Keshet and this extremely talented and creative group led by Hagai Levi. We look forward to sharing this important story with our subscribers,” HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys said in a statement.
Production begins next summer in Israel.
Levi, Cedar and Stollman will executive produce the series with Avi Nir (Keshet Media Group), Alon Shtruzman (Keshet International), Karni Ziv (Keshet Broadcating), Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan (Keshet Studios) and Michael Lombardo.