Courtesy : Eurovoix
There is a good chance that some cinephile must have recommended you the now-popular Israeli show, Queens. And just in case you have been wondering how will it be to have an English version for it - well, it is finally happening.
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot and her husband, Jason Varsano, who is also her production partner have been roped in to develop the U.S. version of the superhit Israeli show with Endemol Shine North America and Endemol Shine Israel.
The original Queens was the most-watched series on the Israeli HOT network last year. The Endemol Shine Israel drama was created by Gal Zaid, Dani Rosenberg, Ruth Zaid and Dror Nobelman, based on an idea by Limor Nahmias. The drama follows the women of the Malka family who, after their men are murdered by a rival crime syndicate, band together to take over the family business. HOT has greenlit a second season of Queens, which will premiere in 2020.
Gadot and Varsono will also executive produce it with HOT's Nadav Hanin, Mirit Toovi and Guy Levy, Endemol Shine Israel's Amir Ganor, Gal Zaid, Ruth Zaid, and Sharon Levy and Lisa Fahrenholt of Endemol Shine North America.
“Watching these women make bold decisions, hilarious mistakes and learn to lean on one another set against a thriller backdrop, gives this show such a unique spirit that we all fell in love with it immediately,” Levy said in a statement. “It’s gratifying to see a series that treats women with a deft complexity, showcasing that our differences are the strengths that unite us.”
Added Gadot and Varsano: “it is rare to find content that conveys characters in such a truthful way while mirroring society.”