Israeli drama about Kibbutz life set for US remake

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Israeli drama about Kibbutz life set for US remake

The Commune will be made with Orange Is The New Black writer Hilary Wesiman Graham at the helm

An Israeli comedy drama series revolving around kibbutz life is set for a US remake with Orange Is The New Black writer Hilary Wesiman Graham at the helm.

The Commune, which revolves around a group of thirtysomething-aged friends who grew up together and reunite to deal with the fallout when their former kibbutz goes bankrupt, will be reimagined for American audiences as Idyllwild.

Weisman Graham, who most recently created Netflix’s lockdown drama Social Distance, has teamed up with Untitled Entertainment and Israeli companies HOT, Sumayoko and ADD Content Agency for the new series.

The Commune, which originally aired on HOT 3, is the latest in a string of original Israeli shows that have undergone a US adaptation, including Homeland, The Baker and the Beauty, In Treatment and Your Honor. 

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