He Can Handle the Suspense: An Interview With Alon Aranya

Having sold 'Hostages' to CBS, the producer-screenwriter talks about tough competition in television and what projects he has in the works.

With the staggering success of “Homeland,” based on the Israel’s own “Hatufim” created by Gideon Raff, Israeli television has come to international prominence. Last month, “Hostages,” based on an Israeli show of the same name (“Bnei Aruba”), debuted on CBS. Counterintuitively, the American version debuted three weeks before the Israeli...