Israeli Teen Drama ‘The Hood’ Gets Indian Adaptation

Tel Aviv-based Ananey Studios, a part of Paramount World, has signed a cope with Indian content material producer Abundantia Leisure to develop an Indian remake of the hit Israeli live-action teen drama, “The Hood” (“Schuna”).

The unique sequence, created by Giora Chamizer (Netflix’s “Greenhouse Academy”), is about in The Hood, a dingy cluster of low-income housing, the place blue-collar households dwell, situated in the course of one of many richest districts. Children in The Hood recurrently prank the wealthy neighborhood’s snobbish teenagers, whereas the mayor continually tries to do away with the The Hood altogether. “The Hood” has had three hit seasons (150 x 22′) on Nickelodeon in Israel and was additionally offered to Portugal’s free-to-air channel RTP2.

“The Hood” adaptation can be produced below Abundantia’s young-adult centered label Filters, which joins Psych that makes a speciality of horror and paranormal. Additionally being produced below the Filter label are the Indian adaptation of Israeli young-adult drama “The Lacking” and the variation of Apeksha Rao’s young-adult guide “Alongside Got here a Spyder.”

Whereas a platform hasn’t been revealed but, Abundantia’s sequence often land on Amazon Prime Video, together with “Breathe’ (2018), “Breathe: Into The Shadows” (2020) and upcoming titles like “Hush Hush” and “The Finish,” which mark the streaming debuts of Bollywood stars Juhi Chawla and Akshay Kumar respectively. Abundantia’s current movies “Jalsa” (2022) and “Sherni” (2021) each debuted immediately on Amazon.

Variations of Vish Dhamija’s novels “Bhendi Bazaar,” “Doosra” and “Lipstick,” that includes feminine cop Rita Ferreira, are additionally within the works at Abundantia.

Vikram Malhotra, founder and CEO of Abundantia Leisure, mentioned: “It’s a matter of nice honor to associate with a inventive powerhouse like Ananey Studios and I’m tremendous pumped to develop the extremely popular and profitable ‘The Hood’ in an Indian avatar for native audiences. The affiliation with Ananey Studios underlines our imaginative and prescient to associate with top-quality world creators to carry impactful tales and distinctive story-telling voices for progressive Indian viewers. I’m additionally excited so as to add to our slate of content material for the rapidly-growing youth and young-adult segments”.

Orly Atlas Katz, CEO, Ananey, and govt VP Paramount Israel, added: “We’re assured that, with their fast rising slate of hits, Abundantia are the right manufacturing firm to show ‘The Hood’ into an enormous hit in India as nicely. ‘The Hood’ joins an inventory of Ananey studio titles which have reached viewers everywhere in the world and we’re thrilled to carry our content material to Asia as nicely with this deal.”

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