Canal+ Picks Up Israeli Drama Miguel


France’s Canal+ Group has licensed the adoption drama Miguel, which won the special performance prize for best ensemble cast at the inaugural Canneseries festival.

Commissioned by Israeli broadcaster HOT, Miguel is written by Tom Salama and Daphna Levin (In Treatment) and produced by David Mandil’s Movie Plus Productions. It tells the story of Tom, a gay Israeli man who wants to fulfill his dream of adopting a child and travels to Guatemala to bring home 5-year-old orphan Miguel. Tom’s expectations are shattered as Miguel stubbornly refuses to embrace his new life.

ADD Content secured the deal with Canal+ Group. Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, founder and head of international at ADD Content, said: “Following the incredible reaction at Canneseries, we’re delighted to welcome Canal+ as our first international broadcast partner for the intricately plotted, culture-clash drama, Miguel. The series has an impressive cast, fantastic creative team and a captivating story—and we are proud to be bringing it to a global audience.”

Yoram Mokady, HOT’s VP of content, added: “We are very proud of this achievement by Miguel, an important, brave and relevant drama and we are sure that it will soon arrive in other destinations around the world,”