Raz has appeared in other Netflix projects such as 6 Underground, but this is the first time he is the central character on an original Netflix series.
This series about “new” Jews will likely enlighten, entertain, annoy and offend viewers in different ways, but it does present a varied and interesting portrait of American-Jewish life.
Even those who don’t generally watch television at all, let alone Israeli TV, have been caught up in the phenomenon that is Shtisel.
The epic series is scheduled to launch on Yes TV in Israel in early summer.
The series will also receive an English language remake which will air on Amazon.
She was close to her daughter, TV executive Brooke Bowman, and had a long marriage to the Jewish actor Ron Leibman, who died in 2019.
The real competition in the Israeli television industry in recent years is over which series will get picked up and/or remade abroad and the awards will surely help.
The show, which besides the name will share few thematic elements with the original, is being written by Lauren Gussis.
The series, which the whole family can watch together, is an inventive mix of sci-fi, adventure, suspense, teen romance and revenge-of-the-nerds comedy.
The streaming giant is producing “My Unorthodox Life,” a documentary series about Julia Haart.