Banijay and MoviePlus Productions confirmed plans to produce new original series "Corduroy" for HOT.“Hadas Ben Aroya is a very talented creator, writer, and director," David Mandil, CEO and Producer, MoviePlus said. "Our lives aren’t all like ‘typical’ romcoms which is why we wanted to create a series that highlights the unpredictability of feelings and the complexity of human nature.”
Created by Hadas Ben Aroya, the new series follows the forbidden love of Danielle and Ido, depicting a new generation of relationships. Starring Dar Zuzovsky, Nibar Madar, and Erik Berman, "Corduroy" challenges traditional tropes and explores love through a different perspective. Danielle is uninhibited and doesn’t believe in relationships but does have clear boundaries which she defends passionately. One of these involves adultery. However, when she finds herself falling in love with a married man her beliefs are challenged, and an undefinable relationship unfolds. To complicate matters further, her best friend and confidante is also in love with her.
”The originality of 'Corduroy' is in the way it portrays relationships for the generation who often seem in self- protection mode, avoiding love and intimacy," Mirit Toovi, Head of Drama at HOT, said. "Although the creator writes about herself and her surroundings, she manages to distance herself, zoom out, and show something intimate on the one hand but also critical and reflective of everyday reality.”
Movie Plus Productions is recognized for producing international-spanning local drama series, including critically-acclaimed "Our Boys" for HBO and KI, "Miguel" (Canal+); "Deus and Jerusalem Brew," and "Embezzlement "for YES Studios, among others. Beyond drama series, MoviePlus Productions is credited with the development of Academy Award- nominated films, Footnote and Beaufort and "A Tale of Love" and "Darkness," in which Natalie Portman made her directorial debut. Banijay acquired a majority stake in the company in November 2022. HOT is behind shows which have since been adapted for US TV such as HBO's "In Treatment" and "Euphoria" as well as Losing Alice which was acquired by Apple TV+. HOT is also the Israeli co-producer of "The Girl from Oslo," for Netflix.
Hadas Ben Aroya is a very talented creator, writer, and director. Our lives aren’t all like ‘typical’ romcoms which is why we wanted to create a series that highlights the unpredictability of feelings and the complexity of human nature.” David Mandil CEO and Producer