Gal Gadot and Husband to Produce American Adaptation of Hit Israeli Series 'Malkot'

'Malkot,' or 'Queens,' focuses on women from a crime family and their attempts to rehabilitate the family 'business' after the men are killed by a rival crime syndicate

Itay Stern
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Gal Gadot poses with fans while on a visit to Israel, September 18, 2019.
Gal Gadot poses with fans while on a visit to Israel, September 18, 2019.Credit: Meged Gozani
Itay Stern

Gal Gadot and her husband, Yaron Varsano, will produce an American adaptation of the Israeli comedy series “Malkot” (Queens), which focuses on how the women of an underworld family whose men are murdered by a rival crime syndicate try to rehabilitate the family “business.”

The Israeli show was broadcast on the Hot network and starred Rita, Orly Silbersatz Banai and Lihi Kornowski. It had the highest ratings of any Hot series in its first season in 2018, and has been green-lighted for a second season. The English-language version of series created by Gal Zaid, Danny Rosenberg, Ruth Zaid and Dror Nobleman will be made in cooperation with the American branch of the Endemol Shine Group.

“We are excited to celebrate these women through the story of ‘Malkot,’” Versano and Gadot said in a press release. “The complex characters are engaging, entertaining, and exciting. It’s rare to find content that presents characters in such a real way while reflecting our society. We eagerly look forward to bringing their story to the world and to working with Endemol Shine on this project.”

Gadot, who is also Hot’s main brand ambassador, is currently involved in a variety of Hollywood productions. Together with Varsano, with whom she established the production company Pilot Wave, she is producing a series on Hedy Lamarr, in which she will star. She is also producing and will star in a feature film about Irena Sendler, a member of the Warsaw Ghetto underground who provided thousands of Jewish children with forged identification papers so they could escape.

Gadot’s next film appearance will be in "Wonder Woman" sequel "Wonder Woman 1984," which she is also producing, and is slated for release in June. Gadot has just finished shooting the Kenneth Branagh feature “Death on the Nile.” She will soon begin shooting the film Red Notice, in which she will star alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.