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Indian Remakes for Three of Armoza Formats’ Scripted Series


India’s Applause Entertainment has licensed the remake rights for three of Armoza Formats’ scripted series, including the crime thriller Hostages.

Produced by Yetzira Ivrit, Hostages is a psychological crime thriller that follows a renowned surgeon about to perform a routine operation on the president. She is ordered to sabotage the procedure and kill the president or her family will die.

The Indian content and IP creation studio also went for the comedies La Famiglia and Honey Badgers. Produced by United Studios of Israel, La Famiglia follows the lives of a normal suburban family living in the divorce capital of the country as they go through therapy sessions. Honey Badgers, produced by Naor Zion and originally aired on Reshet’s Channel 2, follows the lives of four small-town friends who change their identities to get jobs at one of the world’s top financial firms.

Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said: “We are most excited to be adapting these Armoza shows for India. I have been a big fan of Israeli content as our countries have a close cultural affinity and I believe stories like Hostages, La Famiglia and Honey Badgers are incredibly universal. Writing, casting and production on all three shows is already underway and filming should commence soon.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, commented: “As we continue to expand our scripted and ready-made series catalogs, we are thrilled that Applause Entertainment, a highly acclaimed creative house, has chosen to take three of our top scripted series to be adapted in one of the most important content arenas in the world.”

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