Tel Aviv-based Anani Studios, part of Paramount Global, has signed a deal with Indian content producer Abudantia Entertainment to develop an Indian remake of the hit Israeli live-action teen drama, “The Hood” (“Shuna”).
The original series, created by Giora Chamizer (Netflix’s “Greenhouse Academy”), is set in The Hood, a dirty cluster of low-income housing where blue-collar families live in the middle of one of the wealthiest districts. is located in. The children in The Hood regularly prank the mischievous teenagers of the wealthy community, while the Meyer constantly tries to get rid of Hood altogether. “The Hood” has had three hit seasons (150 x 22′) on Nickelodeon in Israel and was also sold to Portugal’s free-to-air channel RTP2.
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“The Hood” adaptation will be produced under Abudantia’s youth-adult focused label Filter, which joins Psych who specializes in horror and the paranormal. An Indian adaptation of the Israeli youth-adult drama “The Missing” and Apeksha Rao’s young-adult book “Along Came a Spider” is also being adapted under the Filter label.
Although a platform hasn’t been disclosed yet, Abundantia’s series typically lands on Amazon Prime Video, including “Breathe” (2018), “Breathe: Into the Shadows” (2020) and “Hush Hush” and “Hush Hush”. Upcoming titles like “The End.” which mark the streaming debuts of Bollywood stars Juhi Chawla and Akshay Kumar respectively. Abudantia’s recent movies “Jalsa” (2022) and “Lioness” (2021) both debuted directly on Amazon.
Adaptations of Vish Dhamija’s novels “Bhindi Bazaar,” “Doosra” and “Lipstick”, featuring female constable Rita Ferreira, are also in the works in Abudantia.
Vikram Malhotra, Founder and CEO, Abudantia Entertainment said: “It is an honor to partner with creative powerhouses like Anni Studios and I am very excited to develop the very popular and successful ‘The Hood’ in an Indian avatar. Local audiences. The collaboration with Anani Studios underscores our vision of partnering with top quality global creators to bring impactful stories and unique storytelling voices to progressive Indian audiences. Also excited to add to our slate of content for the classes.”
Orly Atlas Katz, CEO, Anani and Executive VP Paramount Israel, said: “We are confident that with a rapidly growing slate of hits, Abundantia is the perfect production company to turn ‘The Hood’ into a huge hit in India as well. .. ‘The Hood’ joins the list of Anani Studios titles that have reached audiences around the world and we are thrilled to bring our content to Asia with this deal as well.
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