Fox International Channels has purchased the critically acclaimed Israeli-made spy show, “False Flag,” produced by Keshet International, in what is the largest deal signed with an Israeli TV show. As part of the deal, Fox will broadcast the series in 127 countries, an unprecedented number for a non-English TV series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. At the same time, Fox’s American division will produce an English-language version of the series. Last weekend, the French Canal Plus channel also purchased rights to the show and will broadcast the series in France.
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“False Flag,” (called "Kfulim" in Hebrew) focuses on a group of Israelis unknowingly dragged into a Mossad spy mission. The series, created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman, will be broadcast in Israel on Channel 2 in late October.
The deal was done at Mipcom, a festival currently underway in Cannes, France, and represents the largest such deal for an Israeli show.
It stars Ania Bukstein, Ishai Golan, Magi Azarzar and Angel Bonanni. The show was unveiled during the last Berlin Festival, where it beat out well-known shows like “Better Call Saul” and “Transparent.”
“We discovered this product at a very early stage and we’re excited to take part in this partnership with Keshet International,” said Keren Tal, a representative for Fox. “We’re expecting to bring both versions of the show to the screen soon.”