Endemol Shine Israel’s Harem Sells into Australia


Endemol Shine Group has landed a deal for the hit Israeli drama Harem with SBS in Australia.

Harem is inspired by cults in Israel and around the world. The fictional tale tells the story of a charismatic mystic healer who lives in Tel Aviv with 20 wives, who birthed him more than 40 children. It was created and produced by Endemol Shine Israel for Reshet 13.

Harem has been ordered for a second season, which is currently in production with creators Anat Barzilai, Hadar Galron and Gadi Taub.

Cathy Payne, CEO at Endemol Shine International, said: “Israel is a prolifically creative market with a proven track record for producing compelling and contemporary dramas. Harem is ideally suited to the tastes of SBS in Australia who have a long heritage in programming in multiple languages. With diverse labels across Endemol Shine Group last year producing 50 non-English-language productions, our offering for the international market is rapidly gaining momentum.”