Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Paramount Orders 10 Episodes of Comedic Drama '68 Whiskey' Created by Roberto Benabib

Paramount Network has given a series order to the hourlong comedic drama series 68 Whiskey created by Roberto Benabib (The Brink, Kidding). The first season will produce 10 episodes, which will likely debut in 2020.

Based on the Israeli series Charlie Golf One, the series follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed "The Orphanage." Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose.

Benabib will executive produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo, Samie Kim Falvey, Zion Rubin, Efrat Shmaya Dror and Danna Stern. CBS Television Studios and Imagine Television will produce.

"We're thrilled to work with Imagine Entertainment on 68 Whiskey and have the powerhouse team of Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Roberto Benabib, who have an extraordinary track record in compelling and provocative storytelling, adapt it for an American audience," said Keith Cox, President of Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land. "I'm a huge fan of the Israeli series from which this series is based, and the unique mixture of drama and comedy infused throughout, and know 68 Whiskey will be a great complement to Yellowstone and Emily in Paris on Paramount Network's growing slate of scripted originals as we seek to create TV as exciting as movies."