NBC renews Keshet and UTV's "La Brea" for a second season

The Keshet Studios and Universal Television production's debut follows its pilot airing garnered 19.8 million viewers. Other titles that stemmed through the production collaboration include "The Missing" and "Echo 3."

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NBC has renewed its agreement with Keshet International and UTV for the second season of "La Brea." The title is produced by Keshet Studios and Universal Television. Its pilot debut, which took place on 28th September, has accumulated 3.6 rating among its general audience, which consists of 19.8 million viewers. 

Writer David Appelbaum executive produces with Peter Traugott,  Alon Shtruzman, Avi Nir, Rachel Kaplan, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt and Ken Woodruff.  When a massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles at the site of the La Brea Tar Pits and Wilshire Boulevard, hundreds of people, vehicles and buildings are pulled into its depths. The cast includes Natalie Zea, Eoin Macken, Jack Martin, Zyra Gorecki, Jon Seda, Chiké Okonkwo, Karina Logue, Veronica St. Clair, Rohan Mirchandaney, Nicholas Gonzalez, Lily Santiago, Chloe De Los Santos and Josh McKenzie.

Keshet Studios and Universal Television are working also together with writer and executive producer David E Kelley on the straight-to-series 8-part drama "The Missing" for Peacock. Adapted for US television by David E Kelley, "The Missing" will be based on the novel The Missing File, the first in a series of books written by renowned Israeli crime writer Dror A Mishani. Jeff Wilbusch  will star as the lead NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth. Guided by a deep sense of spirituality and religious principles, Avraham is left to question his own humanity when a seemingly routine investigation turns upside down. 

Keshet Studios has more than a dozen projects at various stages of development or production, including limited and returning series, short-form dramas, and feature-length films. The studio is currently in production with "Echo 3," starring Luke Evans, Michiel Huisman and Jessie Collins for Apple TV+, while it’s epic straight-to-series La Brea, co-produced with UTV, is this fall’s top-rated freshman series. Other recent projects include "The Baker and The Beauty,"  "Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector ," "Detective Agency," and "The Sound of Silence," among various others.

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