Israeli TV romcom getting American remake

ABC to partner with Keshet on US version of 'Beauty and the Baker'

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October 19, 2018 02:33
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Beauty and baker

Stars of the Israeli television show Beauty and the Baker. (photo credit: MOSHE NACHUMOVICH/KESHET)

 
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Beauty and the Baker, a popular Israeli TV series, will be adapted for American audiences.

Keshet announced Thursday that the show, known in Hebrew as Lihiyot Ita, will be shot as a pilot for ABC.

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The series, which first aired in Israel in 2013, features a famous and wealthy Israeli supermodel who meets and falls in love with a working class baker from a Yemenite-Israeli family.

The show, written by well-known TV host Assi Azar, was intended to star Bar Refaeli. But the real-life supermodel dropped out of the project and was replaced by Rotem Sela. The series also stars Aviv Alush (The Shack), Ori Pfeffer (Hacksaw Ridge, The Angel) and Mark Ivanir (Schindler’s List, Homeland).

Popular in Israel, Beauty and the Baker has also found success overseas, after it aired on BBC in 2016, and was then bought by Amazon Prime last year.

While the US actors have yet to be cast, the pilot will be directed by David Frankel, who was behind The Devil Wears Prada and Marley and Me.

The American series will feature a world-famous actress from Miami who just went through a devastating breakup. She happens to run into the son of Cuban migrants who works in his family bakery. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The show is a co-production between Keshet International and Universal Television.


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