Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, the creatives behind the critically acclaimed political thriller “Fauda,” have extended their existing creative pact with Netflix following the success of their new action thriller, “Hit & Run.” The show, starring Raz as Segev Azulai, premiered last Friday and made its debut in Netflix’s Top 10.
“Hit & Run” centers on a happily married man, whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and confused, he searches for his wife’s killers, who have fled to the U.S. With the help of ex-lover Naomi Hicks (Sanaa Lathan), he uncovers disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him. Other cast members include Kaelen Ohm, Moran Rosenblatt, Gregg Henry, Lior Ashkenazi, Gal Toren and Neta Orbach.
The series is co-created and executive produced by Issacharoff and Raz, founders and leaders of Faraway Road Productions — a global media entertainment company focused on developing and producing engaging, original film and TV content for the U.S., Israeli and international markets. The duo’s banner is best known for creating and producing “Fauda,” in which Raz also stars, based on his and Issacharoff’s experience serving in the Israel Defense Forces‘ special forces unit. All three seasons are available to stream on Netflix and the fourth season is currently in pre-production. Also upcoming for Faraway Road Productions are a number of film and TV projects in various stages of development, including “Siege of Bethlehem,” which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”), and a fact-based spy thriller for Showtime with director Greg Barker (“Sergio,” “Ghosts of Rwanda”).
Showrunners Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin executive produce “Hit & Run” alongside Raz and Issacharoff. Issacharoff and Raz are represented by UTA, Artists First and Dean Bahat and P.J. Shapiro of Ziffren Brittenham.