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Netflix remakes Israel’s Good Cop

US-based streamer Netflix has ordered a remake of an Israeli comedy-drama that will star Tony Danza (Taxi) and has Andy Breckman, the creator of Monk, attached as showrunner.

The Good Cop (10×60′) follows Danza as a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules and now offers advice to his straight-laced detective son.

Breckman will exec produce with Randy Zisk (Monk) and Howard Klein (The Office), with Danza attached as producer. The series is based on the Israeli format of the same name, which was first produced by Israeli production company YES.

Cindy Holland, VP for original content at Netflix, described the show as “a funny, charming procedural.”

Breckman added: “Many cop shows feature dark and provocative material: psycho-sexual killers, twisted, grim, flawed detectives. Many address the most controversial issues of the day. I watch a lot of them. God bless ’em all. But the show I want to produce is playful, family-friendly and a celebration of old-fashioned puzzle-solving.”

In related news, Netflix has released an interactive episode of its animated series The Adventure of Puss in Boots.

It requires the viewer to choose the direction of the story, for example, whether Puss should meet angry bears or friendly bears, and the episode can last between 18 and 39 minutes depending on the route taken.

Netflix has been working on interactive episodes for several years and more are planned for fellow kids’ properties Buddy Thunderstruck and Stretch Armstrong.

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