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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

HBO taps award-winning writer for Netanyahu biopic

Variety reports that Kirk Ellis, best known for his work on 2008 miniseries 'John Adams,' will write TV series called 'Bibi' based on Ben Caspit's 'The Netanyahu Years,' which chronicles the life of the Israeli leader

Yulia Karra |
Published: 05.28.20 , 21:39
Award-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis has been hired to write a screenplay for the TV series based on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's biography, Variety reported Thursday.
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  • According to the report, the HBO show, titled "Bibi", is set to be produced by Tel Aviv-based production company Abot Hameiri, owned by Fremantle Media Group.
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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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    Abot Hariri is known for producing Israeli versions of hit international reality shows, such as the X-Factor, Americal's Got Talent, The Bachelor, The Survivor. It is also behind the Israeli TV show "Shtisel," which currently can be streamed on Netflix.
    Ellis is best known for his work on 2008 miniseries "John Adams," based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, for which he won two Emmys, a Golden Globe, a WGA Award, a Peabody and the Humanitas Prize.
    "Bibi" will also be an adaptation of the book written by Ben Caspit, a high-profile Israeli journalist, called "The Netanyahu Years".
    “Ben Caspit’s insightful reporting demonstrates how private life always shapes public affairs, and there’s no shortage of conflict – or opinions – when it comes to Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Ellis in a statement.
    Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's longest-serving prime minister.

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