Fox International Channels has closed a global deal with Keshet International for exclusive first-window rights to Keshet’s Hebrew-language drama False Flag. This follows on from the existing format rights deal the two groups have on the show, whose English-language adaptation is in development at Fox International Studios. The acquisition of the Hebrew-language series firms up Fox International as the exclusive broadcaster across its 127-country footprint.
The show reps the first-ever Israeli series to be acquired by Fox and the company’s first non-English series to be acquired on a global scale. The espionage thriller sees five ordinary citizens implicated in a high-profile kidnapping. It received its world premiere at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
“We couldn’t be more committed to this exciting TV series,” said Fox EVP Sharon Tal. “We identified this project at an early stage of development and are thrilled be in partnership with Keshet and own the rights of both the Israeli version and the U.S. remake. Looking forward to bringing both to the world very soon.”
The deal for the original language version was negotiated by Keshet sales director Cynthia Kennedy and Fox EVP Global Acquisitions Jason Simms. False Flag was created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman, directed by Oded Ruskin and produced by Liat Benasuly and Maria Feldman at Tender Productions for Keshet Broadcasting.