The successful drama is available globally on Netflix.
Shtisel was created by Abot Hameiri Barkai for Yes DBS Satellite Services Ltd.
Dori Media Group (“DMG”, “the Company”) announces that it has agreed a deal with Netflix for 2 seasons of the successful Israeli drama “Shtisel” that launched globally on Netflix on 15 December 2018.
The series first aired in Israel in June 2013 with both seasons achieving phenomenal success and critical acclaim. Shtisel has garnered multiple awards including 11 Israeli TV Awards for its inaugural season (including Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Script for Season 1) followed by 6 awards in 2015 (including Best Actor and Best Actress for Season 2).
“Shtisel” is another Dori Media title acquired by Netflix, following the recent huge success of “The Road to Calvary” and 2 seasons of “El Marginal”, currently streaming on Netflix.
Nadav Palti, CEO & President of Dori Media Group commented: “We are delighted to see the sale of Shtisel to Netflix after its outstanding performance over the last five years. As a leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and films, it is a ringing endorsement that Netflix would like to include Shtisel on their platform. Both seasons were received with positive reviews, which reflects why Shtisel is recognized as one of the best Israeli television series thanks to the high quality of its production and the story’s international relevance.
Dikla Barkai, Executive Producer, Abot Hameiri Barkai commented:
We are excited about airing the series on Netflix, which reflects its global recognition and are expecting even wider exposure in future. Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky are distinguished writers and together with the deep and sensitive directing of Alon Zingman, they have come up with a special viewing experience that changes the way of thinking. You think the series will expose you to a distant, exotic world, but you find yourself immersed in the energy of the programme. Shtisel is above all an excellent story, translated into so many languages, and we thank Netflix for choosing it.
Danna Stern, Managing Director of yesStudios: “We are thrilled and proud that the beautiful world of the Shtisel family produced for YES TV will be readily available for a global audience. This intimate family portrait rooted in a rich, traditional and often unseen realms deals with loss, love and relationships – all universally relatable and extremely accessible”.
Created and written by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky and directed by Alon Zingman, the compelling story of “Shtisel” follows Akiva, a young ultra-orthodox (Haredi) bachelor, and his widowed father who share an apartment while searching for love within the strict rules of religious observance. This delicious gentle drama allows a window into the world of ultra –orthodox Jews while introducing audiences to the story of the multigenerational Shtisel family as they deal with grief, companionship and every day struggles.