14 SEP 2021

Kan 11, A+E Studios, and Ananey Studios to coproduce “The Malevolent”

Serving as the first collaboration between the companies, the eight-part supernatural thriller title is set to begin filming in Israel later this year as a co-production intended for distribution across all territories outside of Israel.

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A+E Studios and Ananey Studios have joined forces to produce a new eight-part supernatural thriller "The Malevolent Bride," scheduled to begin filming in Israel later this year, where the series has been commissioned to air exclusively on KAN 11, Israel’s Public Broadcaster.“In a wise and talented way The Malevolent Bride navigates between modern and conservative, between realistic and metaphysical, between heresy and faith. It discerns insightfully at the demons hidden in a closed Orthodox community and in the souls of its protagonists,” said Ronny Perry, Head Of Drama at kan 11. “We are proud to invest in such courageous projects and are happy to enter a partnership with some of the best creators in Israel, A+E Studios and Ananey Studios.”

"The Malevolent Bride" is the first collaboration between US-based A+E Studios and Israel-based Ananey Studios. A+E Studios will co-produce and secure global distribution for all territories outside of Israel. "As we continue our rapid growth, it is our goal to produce high quality series for designated primary markets that will also appeal to worldwide audiences. Great storytelling knows no limits. We are identifying the best projects anywhere in the world with creative attributes that include dynamic settings, stories and characters," Barry Jossen, President & Head of A+E Studios said. "They serve to captivate their local market and viewers everywhere. The perfect example of our creative goals is Malevolent Bride. We love it and feel confident that Malevolent Bride will be a big success."

The title is created, written and executive produced by Noah Stollman,  Avigail Ben-Dor Niv and Israeli Television Academy Award-winning director Oded Davidoff, who will also serve as director. Barry Jossen and Tana Jamieson serve as executive producers for A+E Studios. Orly-Atlas Katz and Osnat Saraga serve as executive producers for Ananey Studios. Lenore Entertainment Group's Adam Berkowitz brokered the deal between A+E Studios and Ananey and also serves as executive producer.

The film is a modern supernatural thriller that follows the hunt for a vengeful spirit terrorizing an unsuspecting Hasidic community in present-day Jerusalem. The series uses the horror genre to explore fears of sexuality and femininity within a religious community as well as the endless battle between religion and modernity. “The Malevolent Bride deals with issues of femininity, sexuality, community, religion and beliefs like no other show has dealt with before, all with suspense and drama and we’re excited to be partnering with A+E Studios to bring it to life,” said Orly Atlas Katz CEO Ananey and EVP ViacomCBS Israel. "We feel honored to be part of another sure hit from Noah Stollman, one of the most creative and talented writers in Israel and beyond. Above all, thank you to KAN 11 for believing in this project and for being such an amazing home for original content. Can’t wait for viewers everywhere to see it!"

 

As we continue our rapid growth, it is our goal to produce high quality series for designated primary markets that will also appeal to worldwide audiences. Great storytelling knows no limits. We are identifying the best projects anywhere in the world with creative attributes that include dynamic settings, stories and characters. They serve to captivate their local market and viewers everywhere. The perfect example of our creative goals is Malevolent Bride. We love it and feel confident that Malevolent Bride will be a big success.” Barry Jossen President, Head of A+E Studios