US private equity investor Access Entertainment has boarded Red Skies, a new Israeli drama series co-created by Euphoria’s Ron Leshem.
This marks the first investment in an Israeli TV series for Access Entertainment, which is a division of Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Blavatnik, along with Access Entertainment president Danny Cohen, will serve as executive producers on the series.
Produced by Yoav Gross for broadcast on Reshet 13 later this year, Red Skies is an 8 x 50-minute drama created by Leshem, Daniel Shinar, Daniel Amsel and Amit Cohen, while Alon Zingman directs. It will make its premiere at Series Mania Festival tomorrow, 18 March.
Based on the novel by co-creator Shinar, a former Israeli intelligence officer, the series explores the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of two friends who are forced to choose sides. It stars Maor Schweitzer (Valley of Tears), Amir Khoury (Fauda), Annie Shapiro, Lihi Kornowski (Losing Alice), Alona Sa’ar, and Yaakov Zada Daniel (Fauda).
Sa’ar and Ali are childhood friends, emotionally dependent on each other, like brothers. But when Jerusalem is consumed by war, each of their choices bind them as fated rivals, and they soon become the hunter and the hunted.
Jenny, Sa’ar’s American girlfriend, who has been torn between them since the age of 16, tries to hold on to them both. Soon, the region will experience the most difficult months of its history, and Jenny must decide between the two.
“We’re proud to be involved in bringing Daniel Shinar’s novel Red Skies to television screens around the world. Access Entertainment is passionate about supporting the Israeli entertainment industry and taking its content to a global audience. We’re also delighted to see that Red Skies has been nominated for the Best Series Award at the Series Mania Festival,” said Cohen.