Turkey’s Star TV sets local remake of Israeli ultra-orthodox hit ‘Shtisel’

Shtisel

Star TV in Turkey is set to become home to a local remake of hit Israeli drama Shtisel, after format rights were acquired by local outfit OGM Pictures.

The 20 x 60-minute Turkish version will be based on the original 2013 series for Israeli broadcaster Yes, which explores the life of an ultraorthodox family living in Jerusalem.

It was first produced by Abot Hameiri, which was acquired last year by Fremantle, and was written by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky. The show is into its third season, which aired in 2021 on Yes, while rights to the original have been acquired by Netflix in the US, France, and Sweden.

Dori Media Group (DMG) sells format rights.

Nadav Palti, CEO & president of DMG, said the deal showed “how audiences from all backgrounds, be they Muslim or Jewish, or anyone else for that matter, can relate to the same family values and often fraught dynamics, significance of tradition, ceremony of food, portrayed in Shitsel.”

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