New Regency to Adapt Israeli Novel Into Dark Comedy
Author Yoram Kanuik's "Kesem Al Yam Kineret" follows a woman on a journey of ruthless adventure.
New Regency is adapting Israeli author Yoram Kanuik's novel Kesem Al Yam Kineret into a television series.
Published in 1994, Kesem Al Yam Kineret tells the story of a young woman who wakes up one morning and sets out on a journey of ruthless adventure, intent upon living life according to her own terms. New Regency plans to adapt the novel into a single-camera, half-hour satirical black comedy.
“The opportunity to develop shows from IP that provide this type of unique spin and distinct voice is exactly why we are in business with ADD,” said Andrew Plotkin, New Regency’s evp of television in a statement. “With the recent success in the industry of adapting Israeli content for American audiences, most notably Showtime’s Homeland, we are looking forward to adapting Kanuik’s unique vision for American television.”
This isn't the first of Kanuik's novels to be adapted for TV. Bastards was turned into a miniseries that ended up winning the best miniseries award at the Israeli Emmys in 2011.
Kesem Al Yam Kineret was first published under Kanuik's pseudonym Revital Beck in 1994. Six years later in 2000, the novel was republished under the author's name.
New Regency and ADD inked a deal in February to bring Israeli formats to the U.S. and this announcement marks the first collaboration.
ADD's Handas Mozes negotiated the deal on Kanuik's behalf.
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