The latest Israeli television program to be picked up by an American media company is the award-winning teen drama The Greenhouse (HaChamama in Hebrew) created by Giora Chamizer from Nickelodeon and Yes.
This is the first Israeli show to be purchased by Netflix, according to the Israeli news site Globes. It will be released for streaming in 2017.
Nutz Productions, a subsidiary of Ananey Communications – which airs Viacom channels including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and Nick Junior in Israel — will handle production of the American version of the show under Chamizer. The series will be filmed on the shores of the Sea of Galilee as is the Israeli version, though the fictional setting is to be Southern California.
Netflix recently began offering its subscription services in the Israeli market.
Several successful Israeli TV shows have been picked up abroad over the years, such as In Treatment, Hostages, Rising Star, Traffic Light and Homeland. HBO is developing a new drama mini-series, Bastards, based on the Israeli program Nevelot.