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Arte, Hulu order Kurdish war drama

Franco-German cultural broadcaster Arte and Disney-owned US streamer Hulu have commissioned an eight-part Middle Eastern war thriller.

Maria Feldman

Fertile Crescent (working title) has been co-created by Maria Feldman (False Flag), Eitan Mansuri (When Heroes Fly), Amit Cohen (False Flag) and Ron Leshem (Euphoria) and written by Amit Cohen and Ron Leshem in collaboration with Xabi Molia (Commes des Rois, Les Conquérants).

The 8×60’ drama is being coproduced by Israeli prodcos Masha Productions and Spiro Films along with Haut et Court TV and Arte in France and global studio Fremantle.

Eitan Mansuri

Set in the world of female Kurdish fighters amidst the chaos of the Syrian War, it is filmed from the perspective of a young French man searching for his estranged sister who is presumed dead.

The cast includes Félix Moati (The French Dispatch, Le Grand Bain) and Mélanie Thierry (La Douleur, Au Revoir là-Haut), among others.

Fertile Crescent is produced by Feldman for Masha Productions, Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck for Spiro Films, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal and Carole Scotta for Haut et Court TV, and coproduced by Arte France and Versus Production.

Fremantle’s Christian Vesper will also coproduce and Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.


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