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Fox Intl. Channels Acquires Keshet’s Hit Show ‘False Flag’

CANNES– Fox International Channels has acquired “False Flag,” the hit Israeli drama series repped by Keshet International. Deal marks Fox Intl. Channels’ s first acquisition of a foreign-language series on a global scale.

Fox International Studios previously acquired “False Flag”‘s format and is developing an English-language adaptation.

Unveiled at Mipcom, the “False Flag” deal gives Fox Intl. Channels exclusive first window rights to the critically-aclaimed espionage thriller series. Fox Intl. Channels will be the series’ exclusive broadcaster across its 127 territories.

“We couldn’t be more committed to this exciting TV series. We identified this project at an early stage of development and are thrilled be in partnership with Keshet International and own the rights of both the Israeli version and the U.S. remake,” said Sharon Tal, exec VP of scripted programming and original development at FIC.

Keren Shahar, managing director of distribution at Keshet International said it was “great to see this world-class Israeli drama travelling worldwide.”

Created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman, and directed by Oded Ruskin, “False Flag” turns on five ordinary citizens implicated in a high profile kidnapping. The show world premiered as part of a special selection in Berlin and won the audience nod (shared with HBO’s Olive Kitteridge) at Series Mania.

Pact was negotiated by Keshet Intl. sales director Cynthia Kennedy and Fox Intl. Channels exec VP of global acquisitions, Jason Simms.

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