December 10, 2018

Israeli Drama ‘Nevelot’ Remake to Star Richard Gere

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The Israeli miniseries “Nevelot” is being adapted for Apple TV, with Richard Gere set to star. The drama, which aired on Israel’s HOT network in 2010, was about two Palmach (Haganah Special Forces) veterans and best friends. The remake will be set in Miami and the protagonists are Vietnam vets who seek revenge when a woman they loved is killed in car accident.

Howard Gordon (“24”) and Warren Leight (“Law & Order: SVU”) are producing the eight-episode drama with Gere, Dror Sabo, Lee Yardeni, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Yoram Mokady and Mirit Toovi. Gordon created “Homeland,” based on the Israeli series “Hatufim” and Leight produced “In Treatment,” based on the Israeli series “BeTipul.”

HBO had announced plans to adapt “Nevelot” in 2015 with different producers, but it never materialized.

Gere is also set to star in the BBC drama MotherFatherSon,” playing a media mogul dealing with a family crisis.