Prisoners of War

Israeli drama goes to Norway, Spain, Germany, Turkey

Keshet Intl., the distribution arm of the Israeli broadcaster, has closed a raft of deals on drama skein “Prisoners of War.”

The show, which was created by Gideon Raff and inspired the U.S. makeover “Homeland,” has been acquired by Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, Spain’s LUK International for broadcast, DVD and VOD rights, Universal Pictures for VOD and DVD rights in Germany, and Canada’s Video Services Corp for broadcast, DVD and VOD rights.

Keshet has sold the format of the show to Turkish producer Medyapim, which has remade “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” for the local market.

“Prisoners” has been a major hit in Israel. Season 2 scored an average 40% market share, making it the most viewed drama in Israel last year.

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