Tel Aviv-based Ananey Studios, a part of Paramount Global, has signed a cope with Indian content material producer Abundantia Leisure to develop an Indian remake of the hit Israeli live-action teen drama, “The Hood” (“Schuna”).
The unique collection, created by Giora Chamizer (Netflix’s “Greenhouse Academy”), is ready in The Hood, a dingy cluster of low-income housing, the place blue-collar households reside, situated in the course of one of many richest districts. Children in The Hood often prank the wealthy neighborhood’s snobbish teenagers, whereas the mayor continuously tries to eliminate the The Hood altogether. “The Hood” has had three hit seasons (150 x 22′) on Nickelodeon in Israel and was additionally offered to Portugal’s free-to-air channel RTP2.
“The Hood” adaptation will likely be produced beneath Abundantia’s young-adult targeted label Filters, which joins Psych that focuses on horror and paranormal. Additionally being produced beneath the Filter label are the Indian adaptation of Israeli young-adult drama “The Missing” and the variation of Apeksha Rao’s young-adult e-book “Alongside Got here a Spyder.”
Whereas a platform hasn’t been revealed but, Abundantia’s collection normally land on Amazon Prime Video, together with “Breathe’ (2018), “Breathe: Into The Shadows” (2020) and upcoming titles like “Hush Hush” and “The End,” which mark the streaming debuts of Bollywood stars Juhi Chawla and Akshay Kumar respectively. Abundantia’s latest movies “Jalsa” (2022) and “Sherni” (2021) each debuted immediately on Amazon.
Variations of Vish Dhamija’s novels “Bhendi Bazaar,” “Doosra” and “Lipstick,” that includes feminine cop Rita Ferreira, are additionally within the works at Abundantia.
Vikram Malhotra, founder and CEO of Abundantia Leisure, stated: “It’s a matter of nice honor to associate with a inventive powerhouse like Ananey Studios and I’m tremendous pumped to develop the extremely popular and profitable ‘The Hood’ in an Indian avatar for native audiences. The affiliation with Ananey Studios underlines our imaginative and prescient to associate with top-quality world creators to convey impactful tales and distinctive story-telling voices for progressive Indian viewers. I’m additionally excited so as to add to our slate of content material for the rapidly-growing youth and young-adult segments”.
Orly Atlas Katz, CEO, Ananey, and govt VP Paramount Israel, added: “We’re assured that, with their fast rising slate of hits, Abundantia are the proper manufacturing firm to show ‘The Hood’ into an enormous hit in India as nicely. ‘The Hood’ joins a listing of Ananey studio titles which have reached viewers everywhere in the world and we’re thrilled to convey our content material to Asia as nicely with this deal.”