‘Fauda’ Creators Lior Raz & Avi Issacharoff On Upcoming Netflix, Showtime Projects; Developing International Content & Working With India – IFFI Goa
28.11.2022 - 17:43
Fauda creators Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff are attending the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa for the world premiere of the fourth season of the show. Since the first season started streaming on Netflix, the Israeli political thriller has built up a huge following in India, and also has a Hindi-language remake, produced by Applause Entertainment for local streamer SonyLiv.
“When Netflix first bought the show, we started to notice on social media that we were getting so many followers in India,” says Raz, speaking to Deadline on the sidelines of the festival. “We didn’t know what was happening, but we started to understand that we have a good relationship with the Indian audience.”
That relationship is something they want to take further as part of a push into producing international content through their Tel Aviv and Los Angeles-based Faraway Road Productions, which was recently acquired by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Candle Media. Raz and Issacharoff are looking at several Indian or India-themed projects, and are currently developing a spy thriller revolving around an Indian character who grew up in Delhi but moves to the UK.
“India offers us a huge market, but also creativity, with people who are interested in creating content and that’s what we’re looking for,” says Issacharoff. “We want to bring our content to India and we want to take Indian content to the outside world as well.” Raz continues: “Here they love the action and espionage of thrillers, but they also like to explore emotional relationships, and a combination of the two could result in some good TV shows being created here.”
Issacharoff says they are also exploring developing content in other parts of the world, including with
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