Canal Plus Nabs Anticipated Israeli Spy Drama ‘False Flag’

French pay TV channel Canal Plus has acquired exclusive rights to Oded Ruskin’s spy thriller drama “False Flag” (“Shkufim”) from Keshet International.

The anticipated Israeli series, which world premiered at the Berlinale’s inaugural Special Series section and won the Grand Prize at Series Mania, will be launched at MIPCOM ahead of its bow Keshet Broadcasting later this year.

The pact with Canal Plus, which was brokered by KI Sales Director Nelly Feld, includes exclusive rights to the series in France including TV, home entertainment and on-demand.

Created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman and produced by Tender Productions, “False Flag” follows five ordinary citizens who are embroiled in a high-profile kidnapping.

“We are very happy to be adding ‘False Flag’ to our line-up of foreign drama,” said Diane Reynald, Canal Plus head of TV programming. “Canal Plus subscribers are eager to discover series from all around the world and especially from Israel as it is renowned for its productions.”

Keren Shahar, Keshet International’s managing director of sales, said “False Flag has found the perfect home in France on Canal Plus and we are delighted to finally make the show available following much interest from clients who have heard about it on the awards/festival circuit this year.”

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