Keshet UK hires Christine Healy as COO & preps ‘A Body That Works’ remake

A Body That Works

Keshet UK has appointed Watford & Essex exec Christine Healy to the newly created role of chief operating officer, and has begun development on a UK remake of Israeli drama A Body That Works.

In this new position, Healy will be responsible for expanding parent company Keshet International’s scripted presence in the UK, following its shows such as Suspicion for Apple TV+ and The A Word and its spin-off Ralph And Katie for BBC One.

Reporting to Keshet UK MD Jamie Munro, Healy will oversee all aspects of production with an initial focus on mining Keshet International’s scripted properties for potential English-language adaptations for the UK broadcast and streaming markets.

Christine Healy

The first title in development is a UK remake of Keshet 12 surrogacy drama A Body That Works. TBI recently spoke to show creators Shira Hadad, Dror Mishani and Shay Capon about the making of the Kuma Studios series, which follows Ellie and Ido (Rotem Sela & Yehuda Levi) a well-to-do Tel Aviv couple struggling to conceive a child who, after multiple unsuccessful pregnancies, hire cash-strapped single mum surrogate Chen (Gal Malka) to carry their baby to term.

Healy joins Keshet UK from her role as COO at Watford & Essex, while previously serving in roles including head of production at New Pictures. She has worked on shows including Line Of Duty, Doctor Foster, The White Queen and Catherine The Great.

Munro described Healy as “a fantastically talented drama specialist who is as excited about unlocking Keshet International’s rich catalogue of IP as I am.

“This enthusiasm, coupled with her fantastic connections and dogged determination, is just what we need right now to take things to the next level following the success of Suspicion on Apple TV+.”

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