Fauda’s Lior Raz, co-creator and executive producer of Hit and Run, will also headline Netflix’s upcoming action series. He is joined in the cast of the new drama by The Affair’s Sanaa Lathan, set as the female lead, as well as fellow series regulars Kaelen Ohm (Queen of Spades), Moran Rosenblatt (Fauda), and Gregg Henry (Scandal), while Gal Toren (Para Aduma) guest stars.
The show, created and written by Raz and Avi Issacharoff, the co-creators and exec producers of Netflix series Fauda, and Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, creators of the Amazon comedy Z: The Beginning of Everything, was handed a nine-episode straight-to-series order in 2018. Netflix Studios produces.
Hit and Run centers on a happily married man, played by Fauda star Raz, whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife’s killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of an ex-lover, Naomi Hicks (Lathan), he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him.
Raz’s Segev Azulai is a former Special Forces soldier who has retired for a quieter life but is forced to confront his violent past when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident.
Lathan’s Naomi Hicks is a talented and ambitious New York journalist who is contacted by an old flame looking for help investigating a murder with newsworthy global implications.
Ohm plays Danielle Wexler, a gifted American dancer living a happy life in Tel Aviv with her new husband (Raz) when her life suddenly is cut short. In her death, a host of secrets and lies are revealed about her life in Israel.
Rosenblatt stars as Tali Shapira, a hard-nosed police detective who uses her position to help her cousin, Segev, solve the mystery of his wife’s death.
Henry stars as Martin Wexler, Danielle’s father, who is unhappy with her daughter’s choice in husbands for dangerous reasons of his own, while Toren guest stars as Ron Harel, a former Israeli Special Forces op who lives in New York and buries his PTSD in bad choices. His old Army friend, Segev, arrives looking to settle a score, forcing Ron out of his cocoon and back into action.
Issacharoff, Raz, Prestwich and Yorkin executive produce with Prestwich and Yorkin also serving as showrunners. Artists First’s Kimberlin Belloni, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss and Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks also exec produce, while Mike Barker (The Handmaid’s Tale) will direct five episodes and exec produce.
The series stars shooting principal photography in Israel, having recently wrapped production in New York.