Keshet UK, France's Atlantique Greenlight Ron Leshem's 'Crater Lake'

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Keshet UK. the British division of the fast-growing Israeli production company behind the original Homeland and Rising Star, has signed a deal with Paris-based Atlantique Productions to co-produce Crater Lake, the latest series from Ron Leshem, creator of Israeli hit The Gordin Cell.

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Atlantique CEO Olivier Bibas and creative director Patrick Nebout will act as executive producers on the first, 8-episode season of 1- hour drama, billed as a “life-affirming show about death.

Keshet Media Group CEO, Avi Nir, Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman and Keshet UK head of scripted, Sara Johnson, serving as executive producers on Crater Lake.

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NBC has just given a series order for Allegiance, the US adapatation of Leshem's Gordin Cell. Leshem is an executive producer on the NBC show, which follows a young, idealistic CIA analyst (Gavin Stenhouse), specializing in Russian affairs who learns that his parents are former Soviet spies the Kremlin has re-activated as part of a terrorist plot against the United States. Scott Cohen and Hope Davis also star.

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Keshet UK was set up in 2012 as the Israeli group's first international production outpost. Crater Lake will mark the division's first European co-production.

Atlantique is an old hand at cross-border productions, having produced such series as the crime comedy Death in Paradise, a co-production recently greenlit for a fourth season; Tom Fontana's drama Borgia and the action series Transporter, recently rebooted for a second season on TNT after the first season aired on Cinemax.

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