Follows the success of 'Homeland' and 'In treatment'
The HBO network has acquired the rights to develop an Israeli television series, as Israel strengthens its position in the world of US television.
HBO will develop “Nevelot,” or “Bastards,” an Israeli show based on a novel about two veterans of the Palmach, the elite fighting force which operated during the British Mandate of Palestine prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. The two men go on a spree of violence against indifferent Israeli youth, according to the Times of Israel.
The American version of the show will portray the two men as veterans of the Vietnam war who become vigilantes in Miami.
The series will be produced by Happy Madison, Adam Sandler’s production company which is part of Sony Pictures Television.
Forbes magazine published an article in April which said that Israel is the third-largest source of American television content, after Britain and Holland. Prominent success stories include the award-winning "Homeland" and “In treatment” shows.