Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Another Israeli TV show being retooled for the US

From Deadline Hollywood:
The CW has bought Danny Hollywood, an hourlong project based on the successful Israeli half-hour series of the same name. Easy A writer Bert V Royal is writing the adaptation and is executive producing with Mark Harmon, Eric & Kim Tannenbaum and Martha Haight for CBS TV Studios. In the time travel fantasy-musical, a young documentary filmmaker travels back in time in order to prevent the death of her ’90s musical idol Danny Hollywood, and finds that the story is even more complicated than she thought. In the original, created and produced by Tmira Yardeni and Ori Gross, the 21st century documentary filmmaker travels back to 1968. The series aired 200 episodes on Yes Stars channel, more than tripping the channel’s average viewership over its run and garnering a 12% market share — six times the channel average — for its finale.

This is the third broadcast project based on an Israeli format this development season, joining CBS’ Life Isn’t Everything, a comedy based on the successful Israeli sitcom of the same name; and NBC’s adaptation of mystery drama Timrot Ashan, aka Pillars Of Smoke.

Here's a trailer created after season 1 in Israel. It looks like a fun show.

Wow, the Zionists really are taking over Hollywood. (Although the American adaptation of Traffic Light [Ramzor] was pretty bad and was mercifully canceled very quickly.)