Access Entertainment invests in its first Israeli television drama, Red Skies

Red Skies will premiere at Series Mania Festival on 18 March.

Mumbai: Access Entertainment has  announced its investment in major new Israeli drama series, Red Skies. The deal marks the first foray into Israeli television drama production for Access Entertainment, a division of Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, which is committed to delivering the highest-quality entertainment content and partnering with leading talent to build fast-growing businesses.

Red Skies will premiere at Series Mania Festival on 18 March, where it has been nominated for a Best Series Award at the festival’s International Competition. The show will be broadcast on Reshet 13, one of Israel’s broadcast television channels.

Red Skies is an 8x50 minute series created by Ron Leshem (Euphoria, No Man’s Land), Daniel Shinar (author of the novel Red Skies), Daniel Amsel (Euphoria, HBO+ Valley of Tears) and Amit Cohen (Hulu’s No Man’s Land, Fox and Canal+ False Flag). The director is Alon Zingman (Netflix’s Shtisel). Additional Writers include Ali Waked (Bethehem), Ala Daka and Noa Mannheim. The series is produced by Yoav Gross (Carthago, Manayek) along with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen, of Access Entertainment, who serve as executive producers.

“We’re proud to be involved in bringing Daniel Shinar’s novel Red Skies to television screens around the world. Access Entertainment is passionate about supporting the Israeli entertainment industry and taking its content to a global audience. We’re also delighted to see that Red Skies has been nominated for the Best Series Award at the Series Mania Festival,” said Danny Cohen.

“For an Israeli series, written by and starring both Israelis and Arabs, to be selected by Series Mania from over 500 series from 62 countries around the world is an absolute thrill for us,” added Leshem. “With the support of Access Entertainment’s Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen, we have no doubt Red Skies is well positioned to become a huge success globally and are looking forward to It is appearance on Reshet 13 and further afield later this year”.

Based on the best-selling novel by former Israeli intelligence officer Daniel Shinar, Red Skies is a riveting series that takes us to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of two friends who are forced to choose sides. It stars Maor Schweitzer (Valley of Tears), Amir Khoury (Fauda), Annie Shapiro, Lihi Kornowski (Losing Alice), Alona Sa’ar, and Yaakov Zada Daniel (Fauda).

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