Germany’s ZDF remakes Israeli comedy ‘Nevsu’


Germany’s ZDF has commissioned a local adaptation of Israeli comedy series Nevsu.

Neuesuper will produce the remake under the title I Don’t Work Here, with the German adaptation directed by Arman Riahi and written by Romina Ecker and Malina Nnendi Nwabuonwor.

Originally created by Shay Ben Atar, Yossi Wassa, Liat Shavit and Gal Zaid, and produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine Israel for Reshet 13, the family comedy format sees three generations from two worlds come together to form one family. Revolving around Dawit and Laura, a young multi-racial couple, and their daughter, the pair are battling living with her parents and facing huge scrutiny from her mother-in-law.

According to Endemol Shine Israel, the series explores culture clashes, generational frustrations, and everyday racism with “humour, endearing characters and family warmth.”

Amir Ganor, CEO of Endemol Shine Israel, said that the format “cleverly highlights the importance of building bridges, appreciating our differences, and family. There is a universality to the story, and we’re excited to see the show adapted for a new audience in Germany.”

This new scripted commission for ZDF comes soon after it joined as a co-producer on season two of Acorn TV’s Irish mystery thriller Harry Wild, while on the factual front, the German broadcaster has also recently boarded six-part docuseries Citizens At War: A Year In Ukraine.

Neuesuper, meanwhile, is the Munich-based firm behind drama series Luden for Amazon Prime Video Germany and science fiction series Children Of Mars for ZDFneo and Magenta TV.

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