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Hit and Run Team Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz Extend Netflix Deal

Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz made Fauda and Hit and Run

Lior Raz in Netflix Hit and Run

Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz’s new show “Hit” and Run is such a hit with the viewers that Netflix has agreed to extend its deal with their Faraway Road Production company, reported Variety. The fans have given the new show an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie and TV show review website.

Israeli TV seems to be conquering the world. It started with remakes. America’s shows “In Treatment” and “Homeland” were both remakes of Israeli television programs. Then the original Israeli shows themselves took international viewers by storm. In addition to Fauda, the suspense drama about Israel’s counter-terrorist agents, shows like “Shtissel”, about a Hasidic family in Jerusalem, and “Srugim,” which is about young and single modern orthodox people living in Jerusalem, found popularity on streaming services like Netflix.

“Hit and Run” is written, created and executive produced by Fauda’s Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz. In it, Raz plays Segev Azulay, a man whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit and run accident. The Affair’s Sanaa Lathan plays the female lead.

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Lior Raz, 49, stands to become the next breakout Israeli star after Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman. Raz has the stage presence of an action hero so be sure to look for him in the near future starring in action movies. Or, at the very least, he will probably pop up as a bad guy in a movie or two.

Bridget Wiley, formerly executive vice president of current programming at CBS, is now the head of production at Faraway. She spoke to Variety about Raz and Issacharoff. “They are extremely creative and collaborative so they bring ideas, perspective and stories from their part of the world,” she said.

“Along with Avi and Lior and our entire team, I help expose and develop these ideas with top talent here in the U.S. and worldwide who are also passionate about doing more global stories that connect us all,” added Wiley. “We are at an exciting inflection point in the entertainment industry where Lior, Avi and Faraway Road are well positioned to fulfill the growing interest to access these stories from around the world.”

Faraway Productions is currently in pre-production with director Greg Barker on a fact-based spy thriller for Showtime. Raz and Issacharoff are also currently writing Season 4 of “Fauda.”



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