Israeli drama “Fauda” is returning for a fifth season, Variety can confirm.
Ilan Sigal, CEO of Israeli network Yes, revealed the news earlier this week, according to the Jerusalem Post. The newspaper reported that Sigal appeared alongside the show’s co-creator, Avi Issacharoff, at Yes’s annual “Bar Series” event to share the news.
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Netflix streams “Fauda” internationally. The fourth season of the show, which was also meant to be the last, released earlier this year.
According to Israeli publication Ynet, “Fauda” was picked up for a fifth season following protracted negotiations between the network and the creators. No details have been confirmed in terms of the season’s plot or when it might air.
Issacharoff, an Israeli journalist, developed the hit series alongside the show’s star Lior Raz almost 10 years ago. It first premiered in 2015, telling the story of Doron (played by Raz), a commander in the Israeli army. It often touches on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as other issues. (In Hebrew, the word “fauda” means “chaos.”)
The series also stars Itzik Cohen and Meirav Shirom. According to local reports, Issacharoff and Raz will both return to pen the fifth season.
Raz has starred in both Israeli and U.S. projects including Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” and “Operation Finale” opposite Oscar Isaac. He will next be seen alongside Rotem Sela in Keshet series “A Body That Works,” dealing with a couple’s struggle with infertility and their decision to hire a surrogate. Issacharoff continues to work as a journalist for Ynet. Fauda” has recently been adapted in India where it airs as “Tanaav,“ produced by Applause Entertainment and airing on Sony Liv.
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