New trailer for HBO's Our Boys, about 3 boys kidnapped before Gaza Operation

The trailer opens with the nerve-wracking phone call to the police by Gilad Shaer as he and his friends, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah, were held in the back of a car.

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July 15, 2019 19:08
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New trailer for HBO's Our Boys, about 3 boys kidnapped before Gaza Operation

Shlomi Elkabetz in Our Boys. (photo credit: RAN MENDELSON)

HBO just released the first trailer for Our Boys, and although the trailer look makes it look as if the series focuses on both the kidnappings and killings of three Jewish boys and the revenge killing of an Arab that preceded the 2014 Gaza War, several people who have gotten an early look at the show say it is essentially a police procedural following the Shin Bet detective investigating the killing of the Arab teen,  Mohammed Abu Khdeir. 

The series, which was created by Israelis Joseph Cedar, Hagai Levi and Tawfik Abu-Wael, will be released on August 12. It will be available in Israel on HOT and YES.

The trailer opens with the nerve-wracking phone call to the police by Gilad Shaer as he and his friends,  Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah, were held in the back of a car. It was clear to the police from the call, which was not released to the media when the kidnappings first took place, that the boys had been murdered by terrorists.




The trailer goes on to show that, as the police investigated the kidnapping and searched for the bodies, they knew only too well that all three teens were no longer alive. As detectives chased the killers, worried Israelis, who did not know the truth, organized increasingly large and frantic prayer vigils.

Shlomi Elkabetz, who plays the Shin Bet detective who is the central character, says, “The whole country believes they are alive. I fear the day after.”

The trailer then focuses on the detective's investigation into the a religious Jewish teen who was one of Khdeir's killers  and the ordeal of the murdered boy's family. It also shows how the tensions in Jerusalem exacerbated the Operation Tzuk Eitan.

The 10-episode series is a co-production  between Keshet International and HBO.


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