Hit Israeli Show 'Fauda' Set for Indian Remake Tuned to Conflict With Pakistan

The adaptation of the thriller, which follows a counterterrorism unit operating in the West Bank, is expected to be released in 2020

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
A scene from "Fauda."
A scene from "Fauda."Credit: Ronen Akerman / Netflix / AP

The popular Israeli show "Fauda" is in for an Indian remake, tuned to the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The site published Thursday that Mumbai-based Applause Entertainment is partnering with Yes Studios for the adaptation slated for release by the end of 2020.

The original series follows an elite Shin Bet counterterrorism unit that operates undercover in the West Bank, with the first season focusing on show co-creator Lior Raz's character Doron Kavillio as he returns from retirement to execute notorious Hamas commander Tawfiq Hamed.

"'Fauda' has the potential to be well-developed in the context of India and Pakistan as the show is about people on both sides of the conflict," Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Reality is often stranger than fiction, and is rarely black and white. 'Fauda' is an effort to represent this grey state of conflict," Nair added.

"Fauda" won most of the prestigious categories in the Israeli equivalent of the Emmys, taking home awards for best TV drama, best actor for Raz, as well as awards for best directing, screenplay, art direction, costuming, casting and more.

The New York Times named "Fauda" its best international show of 2017. The series also faced backlash from the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which demanded that Netflix drop the show for "legitimizing war crimes."

"'Fauda' has been an integral part of our professional and personal lives and we’re extremely excited that it is being remade for another country and language," co-creator Avi Issacharoff said in a statement accoding to The Hollywood Reporter.

"'Fauda' is extremely authentic and real. I’m sure Indian audiences will be enthralled by the realistic and detailed world created in this carefully thought-out adaptation," Raz told the site.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer

Newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Chile, Gil Artzyeli, poses for a group picture alongside Rabbi Yonatan Szewkis, Chilean deputy Helia Molina and Gerardo Gorodischer, during a religious ceremony in a synagogue in Vina del Mar, Chile last week.

Chile Community Leaders 'Horrified' by Treatment of Israeli Envoy

Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony at Windsor Castle, in June 2021.

Over 120 Countries, but Never Israel: Queen Elizabeth II's Unofficial Boycott