Red Skies Renewed Prior to Series Debut


Red Skies, an Israeli drama co-created by Euphoria’s Ron Leshem, has been renewed for a second season ahead of its series premiere in mid-June on Reshet 13.

Based on the best-selling novel from former Israeli intelligence officer Daniel Shinar, the series delves into the Israel-Palestinian conflict through the eye of two childhood friends who are forced to choose sides during the Second Intifada.

The series is created by Leshem, Shinar, Daniel Amsel (Euphoria, Valley of Tears), Amit Cohen (No Man’s Land, False Flag) and director Alon Zingman (Shtisel). It is produced by Yoav Gross (Carthago, Manayek), along with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen of Access Entertainment, who serve as executive producers.

Red Skies tells a gripping story, leaving the viewer totally immersed from the first moment,” said Meir Kotler, deputy CEO at Reshet 13. “We at Reshet 13 are fully confident in the success of the show and its creators, which is why we’ve greenlighted an additional season.”

Cohen, president of Access Entertainment, said, “Red Skies is a captivating story—brought to life by a brilliant cast and crew—which embodies the type of premium-quality production Access Entertainment is proud to invest in. We are delighted the show, which tells a story of love and loss on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has been greenlit for a second season.”

Red Skies is now acknowledged as the biggest drama ever to be produced by an Israeli network,” commented Leshem. “Alongside Arab and Jewish filmmakers and cast, we are bringing to screen, for the first time, the secret work of Israel’s SIGINT unit, as well as the unique story of a medical student from Jerusalem who turns into a militia leader. I could not be prouder than to making this announcement today. From the outset, the team and I wanted to create and produce a series unraveling the extraordinary story of friendship, love and conflicting loyalties, but that would also bring the Second Intifada to the screen for the first time, an issue even more relevant today, making the show a unique event series.”

Leshem added, “I’d also like to acknowledge our co-creator Daniel Shinar, author of the novel Red Skies and former Israeli intelligence officer, whom without his novel none of this would have been possible. Daniel is becoming the Tom Clancy of Israel, and I can’t wait to get started on the second season.”