Israeli Writers Team Up for TV Series on Nazi Scientists at NASA

The plot of 'German Moon' will revolve around an Alabama town, where the families of 118 Nazi scientists settled in 1950 to develop ballistic missiles for the U.S. military

Writers Dov Sherman and Ron Leshem.
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Israelis Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen and Dov Sherman will write a television series called “German Moon,” which will focus on Nazi scientists who played a key role in a secret NASA program.

The series is based on a true story and shooting is expected to begin next year and will continue until 2020, said sources at MIPCOM, an annual trade show held in Cannes.

The plot will revolve around an Alabama town called Huntsville, where the families of 118 Nazi scientists settled in 1950 to develop ballistic missiles for the U.S. military under CIA supervision.

Cohen was the creator of another series called “Doubled,” which was sold to Fox three years ago. Leshem, who served as the head of programming and content for Keshet Broadcasting, sold the TV drama “Euphoria” to HBO this year. Sherman, who directed “The Champagne Spy” and “The Green Prince,” is working on a drama about the late Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.

Germany’s Wild Side and Beta Films will produce “German Moon,” which in the past collaborated on the Italian series “1992” that was also shown in Israel.