ABC orders pilots based on two Israeli shows

'Until the Wedding' and 'The Baker and the Beauty' get commitments from ABC.

A PROMO image for the Israeli series 'Until the Wedding." (photo credit: RESHET)
A PROMO image for the Israeli series 'Until the Wedding."
(photo credit: RESHET)
ABC has ordered pilots of two new shows based on two different Israeli TV series.
On Monday, the US network announced that it was picking up remakes of the series Until the Wedding and The Baker and the Beauty
Until the Wedding, known in Israel as Ad Hahatunah, ran for two seasons on Reshet beginning in 2008. ABC described the show as "the story of how one couple’s decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives."
According to Variety, the show will be written and produced by Becky Mode (SEAL Team, Smash), with Reshet officials Nelly Feld, Avi Zvi and Ami Amir also serving as executive producers.
Back in October, Keshet announced
that ABC was looking into a remake of The Baker and the Beauty, which was known in Israel as Lihiyot Ita (Being with Her). On Monday, ABC said it had also ordered a pilot of the remake.
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 has already found overseas success, airing on UK's Channel 4 before being picked up by Amazon Prime.
The US remake of the show will feature a world-famous actress from Miami who goes through a devastating breakup, just before she runs into the son of Cuban migrants who works in his family bakery. The remake was written by Dean Georgaris (The Brave) and directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada and Marley and Me), and will also involve Keshet officials.