OGM Pictures of Turkey has acquired remake rights to make Shtisel, Israeli hit TV series Netflix in the US
Turkish shows Ömer will follow the same basic plot as the Israeli original, following bachelor Akiva Shtisel (Michael Aloni) who lives with his aging father in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood when he meets An elderly widow, Elisheva (Ayelet Zurer), lives with her 10-year-old son. But the Turkish version will move the scene to the country’s ultra-Orthodox Muslim community.
“Shtisel is a very unique format that can be adapted to almost every culture and religion,” said Onur Guvenatam, founder of OGM Pictures. “We are therefore very pleased to be able to present Ömer in harmony with our culture and tradition.”
OGM acquired the rights to the remake from Dori Media Group, which handled the
international licensing of the show. OGM plans to produce at least episodes for the first season of the Turkish adaptation of local network Star TV.
“For such a good Turkish production company, choosing such a format is just to show audiences from different backgrounds, be it muslim or jewish or anyone else , can all be linked to the same family values and often vibrant dynamics, the meaning of traditions, food rituals, etc., all depicted in Shitsel,” said Nadav Palti, President and CEO of Dori Media Group.
Original Shtisel, created and written by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky, produced by Fremantle – for Israel The Yes Network owns Israeli production company Abot Hameiri. An instant hit, season 1 became the second highest-rated Israeli drama on Yes, and the show won a award at the Israel Television Awards in 20, including the best episodes. Season 2 picked up six trophies, including Best Actor for Dovalley Glickman, who played Akiva’s father Shulem, and Neil, who played long-suffering Orthodox wife and mother Kitty Weiss. Ta Riskin won Best Actress in a Leading Role. The third season airs on 2021. 2021