“Shtisel,” the popular series following the lives of a tight-knit ultra-Orthodox family in Jerusalem, is changing its U.S. home. Previously available on Netflix, all three seasons of “Shtisel” have been acquired by Amazon Prime Video from Yes Studios.
The award-winning drama, which helped launch the international careers of Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”) and Michael Aloni (“Beauty Queen of Jerusalem”), will begin its rollout on Prime Video this month with Season 1 debuting on Jan. 16.
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The deal comes on the heels of “Shtisel” launching last month on global Israeli content platform Izzy, as well as the Jewish storytelling platform ChaiFlicks for the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
Created and written by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky, the series became a global phenomenon when it first aired on Netflix, offering unique insights into Haredi society. “Shtisel” is produced by Abot Hameiri Barkai for Yes TV. The series won 17 Israeli Academy Awards, including best drama series, script, actor (twice) and actress.
“With its endearing characters and compelling look into everyday life in an ultra-orthodox community, ‘Shtisel’ has quickly become an addictive and binge-worthy series wherever it has been made available,” said Sharon Levi, Yes Studios’ managing director. “Its reputation and huge word-of-mouth support means that it is in constant demand, so we are excited to now introduce the Shtisel family to a whole new audience through this latest partnership with Amazon, as well as the recent deals with Izzy and ChaiFlicks.”
In related news, Yes Studios recently struck a new deal with Izzy for three more titles. The drama “Just for Today,” which won the special jury prize at Series Mania in 2019, launched on Izzy Dec. 28; and the romantic comedy “Who Died?” and Season 1 of “The Chef” are slated to drop later this month. Another show on Yes Studios’ slate, “Fire Dance,” the TV series debut of Rama Burshtein-Shai, will debut on ChaiFlicks in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand in early 2024.
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