MoviePlus Preps Corduroy for HOT


MoviePlus Productions, part of Banijay, is producing the new scripted series Corduroy, billed as an anti-love story, for HOT in Israel.

Created by Hadas Ben Aroya (All Eyes Off Me, People That Are Not Me), Corduroy turns a typical romance on its head. The story follows the forbidden love of Danielle and Ido, depicting a new generation of relationships.

Dar Zuzovsky (Hostages, Scarred), Nibar Madar (A Wonderful Country, Mo’adon Layla) and Erik Berman lead the cast.

In the series, Danielle is uninhibited and doesn’t believe in relationships but does have clear boundaries, which she defends passionately. One of these involves adultery. However, when she finds herself falling in love with a married man, her beliefs are challenged, and an undefinable relationship unfolds. To complicate matters further, her best friend and confidante is also in love with her.

David Mandil, CEO and producer at MoviePlus, commented: “Hadas Ben Aroya is a very talented creator, writer, and director. Our lives aren’t all like ‘typical’ romcoms, which is why we wanted to create a series that highlights the unpredictability of feelings and the complexity of human nature.”

Mirit Toovi, head of drama at HOT, commented: ”The originality of Corduroy is in the way it portrays relationships for the generation who often seem in self-protection mode, avoiding love and intimacy. Although the creator writes about herself and her surroundings, she manages to distance herself, zoom out and show something intimate on the one hand but also critical and reflective of everyday reality.”