FILMING OF HOT’S NEW THRILLER “JERUSALEM” BEGINS

The new hyper-realistic thriller “Jerusalem,” from Drama Team for HOT, in association with ITV Studios, has begun filming in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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The new hyper-realistic thriller “Jerusalem,” from Drama Team for HOT, in association with ITV Studios, has begun filming in Jerusalem’s Old City. “Jerusalem” is a human story of conflicting beliefs, power struggles, love and crime, all in one of the most iconic and historically rich cities in the world, where different faiths and communities simultaneously interact and conflict with each other.

Created by David Ackerman, and inspired by work in his previous national security career, the 10-part series follows events in the lead up to the Jewish fast of Tisha Be’av (the day of mourning over the destruction of the Jewish Temple) and the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha (the holiday of the sacrifice) - which by rare circumstance fall on the same day.

Directed by Ilan Abudi and produced by Chaim Sharir and Mosh Danon, “Jerusalem” stars a host of Israeli talent known for their roles in breakout international dramas such as “Hostages,” “Fauda” and “Our Boys”. The international distribution of the show is in charge of ITV Studios.

Nadav Hanin, VP of Content and Innovation at HOT, said: “HOT continues to solidify its activity in the international content market and ‘Jerusalem’ is yet another step towards boosting Israeli content's global presence. We are very excited to collaborate with the leading content company ITV Studios on this co-production, which is a vote of confidence in Israeli content. We believe that this show, too, will be loved and well accepted both in Israel and abroad”.

Mosh Danon and Chaim Sharir, producers of the show and Chief Executives of Drama Team, added: "We first unveiled this project at SeriesMania about eight years ago. From then until today the complex, beguiling reality of Jerusalem's Old City dictated the writing of the script. Throughout the process, we took great care to ensure the credibility of the events and the characters, thanks to David Ackerman's experience and the in-depth and lengthy research he conducted. In our opinion, no such epic television drama project has ever been produced on this scale before in the Old City, and we cannot wait to share it with audiences around the world".

Lastly, Julie Meldal-Johnsen, EVP Global Content at ITV Studios, commented: "We're honoured to be working with Mosh, Chaim and HOT on this captivating new series. They have conjured together a fascinating, suspenseful and gripping thriller that will find an immediate place in the canon of acclaimed Israeli drama. The twisting storyline, brilliant cast - in which I include the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem itself - will have a huge draw with audiences worldwide".

The twisting storyline, brilliant cast - in which I include the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem itself - will have a huge draw with audiences worldwide” Julie Meldal-Johnsen EVP Global Content at ITV Studios

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