FIC partners Keshet to launch U.S. adaptation of “Shkufim” (False Flag)
Los Angeles – FOX International Channels (FIC), the international home of The Walking Dead, has partnered with Homeland’s Emmy Award winning Keshet International on the U.S. adaptation of Keshet’s newest Israeli scripted drama series Shkufim (False Flag). Writer and Feature Director, Peter Landesman, will mark his screen-writing debut in television for the drama series.
Shkufim (False Flag), created by Amit Cohen-Raab and Maria Feldman and produced by Tender productions for Keshet in Israel, is inspired by the 2010 assassination in Dubai, where a Palestinian radical was killed in his hotel room.
Peter Landesman’s version, which FIC is developing in house, will tell the story of eight apparently ordinary American Citizens, who wake up to find their faces and private lives broadcast across the internet and television news around the world as suspects in a brazen and dangerous international crime.
“The pedigree and passion of FIC and Keshet make them the perfect creative partners. The espionage thriller is a genre we all know, love and are excited to take to a level we hope audiences will not have experienced before,” said Landesman.
“Our partnership with Keshet and Peter Landesman, who both have strong track records for telling compelling stories, is an exciting addition to our original development slate,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Executive Vice President of Original Development and Scripted Programming at FIC. “Peter with his background in investigative journalism understands the complexity of the story and has come up with a version that will connect deeply with audiences both in the U.S. and globally.”
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