June 18, 2019

Netflix to Stream ‘Unorthodox’ Story

Netflix. Photo from Flickr

“Unorthodox,” a four-hour miniseries about a young ultra-Orthodox woman who flees her community and arranged marriage to become a classical musician, is now shooting in Brooklyn and Berlin for Netflix—in Yiddish and English. The story is loosely based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Deborah Feldman.

Maria Schrader, who is not Jewish but often plays Jewish characters and most recently directed “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” about the Jewish writer, is behind the camera. Israeli actress Shira Haas (“Shtisel,” “The Zookeper’s Wife”) stars.

“Unorthodox” will premiere in 2020.