HBO Buys Israeli Series About Palmach Vigilantes in Tel Aviv

The series will be called 'Eagles' in English and directed by Allen Poul, who previously did episodes of 'The Newsroom' and 'Six Feet Under.'

A screenshot from the Israeli series Nevelot.
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An Israeli miniseries based on a novel by Yoram Kaniuk has been sold to the American cable network HBO.

Known in Hebrew as “Neveilot” and in English as “Eagles,” the series was written and directed by Dror Sabo. The American version, which will be reworked, is slated to be produced by Allen Poul, who previously directed episodes of “Six Feet Under” and “The Newsroom.”

The sale to HBO is another feather in the cap of Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein of the ADD agency, whose previous sales of Israeli series to American networks include “Yaldei Rosh Hamemshala” to CW and “Pitzuim Barosh” to producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

“Neveilot" got good reviews in Israel for a script in which two members of the Palmach, a pre-state militia, go on a vigilante campaign against troublemaking youngsters in Tel Aviv.

In the American version, the vigilantes will be Vietnam War veterans who go on a murderous rampage in Miami. It will be produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions.