The producer will develop and produce a raft of premium international programming with the global arm of the Hollywood studio.
He is currently working with CBS Television Studios on a number of projects including serving as an exec producer on Your Honor, based on the Israeli format Kvodo, which is set up at Showtime with the team behind The Good Wife and British writer Peter Moffat.
Previously he worked on the U.S. remake of Hostages, which was based on Israeli format Benei Aruba, for CBS and Red Widow, based on Dutch format Penoza, for ABC.
The deal comes a year after it hired Meghan Lyvers as Senior Vice President, Co-Productions and Development at CBS Studios International, based in Amsterdam, to bolster its international efforts.
“We are thrilled to be working with Alon again. We share a mutual curiosity for smart, diverse storytelling and look forward to finding new ways we can bring projects to global audiences in this rapidly changing content landscape,” she said. “With more platforms and more demand for programming, it’s an exciting time to be in our business, and Alon is a terrific partner in this journey.”
“I’m excited to partner with Meghan Lyvers and CBS Studios International on this new global venture. We share a clear vision on how to supply premium original foreign programming to the growing demands of the international marketplace,” said Aranya. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with extraordinary, talented creators all over the world for the past eight years, producing the U.S. adaptations of their work. Now that the international marketplace is finally ripe for premium quality international drama, it’s possible to develop and produce shows with talented creators and producers overseas, helping them put out their best work yet for local and global marketplace. Ten years ago, I was excited to be one of the pioneers in the scripted format adaptations business in the U.S. Now, CBS Studios and I are embarking on a new global venture to produce international, original shows. I’m truly thrilled about the stories we will be able to tell through this new venture.”
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