Netflix has bought the rights to Fauda, the hit Israeli television series focusing on an undercover counterterrorism unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. The global streaming site has said it will label the show a Netflix Original Series, marking the first time an Israeli series earns this title.
The first season of the award-winning show will be available to stream on December 2. The second season, now in production, has also been bought by Netflix. The show will be aired in its original languages of Arabic and Hebrew, with English subtitles.
“It’s a dream come true,” series co-creator—and former Tower correspondent—Avi Issacharoff told the news website Walla.
Fauda‘s first season followed the story of an IDF commando unit, whose soldiers were trained to assimilate themselves into the Palestinian community. Their mission: to capture a Hamas operative known as “The Panther.”
It was the most-watched series in the history of the satellite channel YES, which commissioned the show, and won six Ophir Awards—the Israeli equivalent of the Emmys—including Best Drama Series.
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