Thursday, December 6, 2018

Apple Nears Deal for Untitled Drama Starring Richard Gere

Apple is closing a deal for an untitled original drama series starring Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, Chicago) and based on the Israeli series Nevelot. The deal is for an eight episode first season.

The drama revolves around two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved 50 years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today's self-absorbed millennials, and an act of self-defense snowballs into a tragic series of events.

The Israeli series was created by Dror Sabo, Daphna Levin and Lee Yardeni. It was also based on Yoram Kaniuk's novel of the same name.

Howard Gordon (Homeland) and Warren Leight (Law & Order: Hate Crimes) will serve as showrunners. They will executive produce with Gere, Sabo, Yardeni, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Yoram Mokady and Mirit Toovi. Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions and Keshet Studios will produce.